Obliviously, in the grand scheme of things, I am NOT a big time writer. That is the first thing that needs to be said. I don’t know if I am qualified to give out any advice. But I’ve been itching to get this off my chest, so here I go.
In my “inner circle” of friends and family, I’m kinda of a big deal. (Heh. Anchorman reference. Love that movie!) I’ve been published a half a dozen times, run this blog, and I have about twenty stories I push my friends and family read. A lot of people have said, “Dude! How do you do this? I never have time to write!”
Well, it’s a heck of a lot of work. As my fellow authors out there already know, being a writer is a big job. A job you don’t get paid for. Someday I might, yes, that’s true, but for the most part I take hours out of my life to devote to my craft. I give up time with my husband, hanging out with my friends, and other hobbies just to write. I can’t tell you the last time I watched TV. My house is mostly a disaster and I don’t fold most of my laundry. I write.
I have a job. I have three kids and a dog and a cat. I squeeze in my craft because I want the stories inside of me to go into the world. I want to captivate and excite readers. I want to be someone’s favorite author.
So….write. That is my advice to you. The difference between a person who wants to be a writer and a person who is a writer is just words on paper. DO IT!
And don’t forget to submit your work. But that’s another blog post.
Stories Published: -
Stories written: 2
Stories submitted: 71
Stories rejected: 3