“If you can write well about one thing, that’s great!”
Writing is boring. It’s unnatural. It’s basically sitting and staring at a screen and typing into a keyboard.
WARNING. Writing for the internet may cause the following side effects. Avoid if under the influence of alcohol.
Most people do not want to be professional writers. They like the idea of being able to “do what they love,” and then when they have to write 5 articles a day on top of manuscripts and other projects, they suddenly don’t love it so much anymore.
Just like sex sells, so do tabloids and sadly, the written word is becoming less “written” and more clickbait.
It robs me of my passion, absconds with my happiness, and snatches my vitality.
What do you want to be remembered for?
People don’t want to see you in your writing. They want to see themselves in it.
“Don’t lament so much about how your career is going to turn out. You don’t have a career. You have a life. Do the work. Keep the faith. Be true blue. You are a writer because you write. Keep writing and quit your bitching. Your book has a birthday. You don’t know what it is yet.”
We really have no control over anything. And for a certifiable control freak like myself, that’s not just unnerving. It’s paralyzing.