Writing for a living requires working at writing every day. There will be an investment of time, energy and focus to grow that writing career to the desired success.
Beginning the Journey to a Writing Career
“I would love to do what you do.”
People often respond to my telling them I am a writer or author with this statement. Some of them are even serious about a desire to write. I have learned to dig a little further before I do any amount of encouraging for them to begin growing a freelance writing career.
Most people have no idea what I do. Some envision me sitting by a peaceful creek writing with a feather pen in my notepad. Others see a furry of interviews and book signings with adoring fans. Some just imagine I sit around and do nothing all day. I have yet to experience any of those events on a basis often enough to consider it part of my routine.
I am a writer – so I do spend my day writing – but my career as a writer is different from those of my other writer friends. We each are on a journey that starts with writing by that moves along a path unique to our needs and our situation.
Over the next few weeks, I will be sharing the questions that I ask and provide tips and tools to answer those questions and begin plotting a course to a freelance writing career. Keep in mind that your path and your journey will be unique to you and that it may even vary from day to day or year to year.
Keep writing, no matter what direction your journey may take, and you will find that you too have become a writer!