5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Becoming a Full-time Writer
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Read on for five things I wish I knew before becoming a full-time writer.
SLOW PROGRESS IS STILL PROGRESS
You put in so much time & effort in before seeing any results (sometimes even years). Sometimes you can feel like you want to give up, when your pitches feel like they’re drifting into a black hole and you receive a rejection, again. But slow progress is still progress and one day you’ll look back and be amazed at how far you’ve come!
don't be afraid to ignore advice
There is a lot of advice out there about writing, and it can be hard to know who and what to listen to. Don’t be afraid to ignore advice that doesn’t serve you! It’s your writing, your career, your journey and no one else’s! In the end, you’re the one who has to live with it.
Don’t comparing your chapter 1 to someone else’s chapter 100. There will always be people out there who are “better” than you. "Comparison is the thief of joy."
DON’T be a writer, be writing
Fake it 'til you make it, hustle, don’t “be” a writer when you can be writing.
START WHEREVER YOU ARE
If you never start writing, you’re never going to know how! Start from wherever you are, take messy action, and learn by doing.
Just wait 'til you see how far you'll come.