If you want to be a successful Writer it takes more than just writing books. Editing and choosing the right cover are important too as you probably already know.
But is there more? Of course. You have to sacrifice your best self and invest it in your writing. Your best self consists of your imagination, and believe me, sometimes it can take a lot just to think up enough worthy material to put down on paper.
But us writing types are used to it. I mean, how many real writers out there complain about not being able to write? Very few. The ones that do complain were never really Writers to begin with. These are the so-called “wanna-be” types that think it’s cool to dabble in Writing. Treating it like a passing fad, instead of a sound investment in time and energy.
True Writers give their best, even when they know success is far from guaranteed. They write in the face of adversity and defeat failure even when their books don’t sell millions. Then again, very few Writers sell that many books. And for the ones that do, that’s great. But trust me when I say this that their success found them long before they made tons of dough selling their creativity to the fickle reading market. They transcended the realm of doubt and transferred the best part of themselves into a coherent story.
What do you think?
T.A. UNER is the Author of various novels and short stories. Please be sure to follow him on LeopardKingSaga.com, where he blogs about writing, publishing, and life. Please subscribe to his blog posts and have them delivered directly to your e-mail inbox. He will dance on his hands if you do.