Today, I want to discuss something important. I want to talk about the writer inside you.
If you read one of my recent blog posts, then you know next year I want to focus purely on writing.
For too long, I stayed in the circle of my comfort zone, and I need to break away from its fence.
And if you also want to write, I challenge you to the same. Once I asked everyone want type of writer they want to be. Do you want to be the writer known for one major series like J.K. Rowling, or do you want to be a prolific writer like Stephen King?
Before, I said I want to be a prolific writer because I have too many story ideas. In fact, I read an article titled “What Does it Mean to Be a ‘Prolific’ Writer?” on HuffPost.
The article said, “what I believe is the deeper definition of “prolific,” that is, the author’s existential need to continuously create parallel worlds out of the raw material of his imagination.”
When I read that, I decided that’s what I want to do. Of course, being a full-time fiction writer is the dream, but it doesn’t pay bills, sadly. Well, it can, but it’s not easy. Until then, I’m going to work on being a Technical Writer and freelance when I can. I’ve already talked to the man in my life about this, and he agrees I need to make more time to write.
Sometimes, I wish I was a faster writer, like a writer who can turn out a book every 2-3 months, but then my stories may suffer.
For now, I’m going to keep moving towards this goal. I’ve outlined my writing plan, and so far I have seven books to write, including some short stories.
I was never that writer with over 1M reads online, I never got asked to turn my books into a comic, but I’m determined to keep traveling towards my end goal.
The protagonists of our stories need to step out their comfort zones, so maybe we should as well. Great people in history fought on, despite the odds around them, and you can, too.
As the great Lisa Nichols says,
For those who don’t know who Lisa Nichols is, she is a motivational speaker who started off poor, on welfare as a single mom at twenty-seven. Now, she is a millionaire who travels all over the world and encourages people to follow their dreams.
The funny this is, in high school, her English teacher said her writing was so bad, she wouldn’t be able to get a job. Well, she proved that teacher wrong. She is a New York Times bestselling author of the book “No Matter What!: 9 Steps to Living the Life You Love.”
Surprisingly, a teacher in high school said the same thing to me, and now look, I’m a writer trying to get an agent next year!
So, please remember, don’t let other people shape your life. For too long, I’ve let other people shape my decisions, and I can’t do it anymore.
If you write, and I mean love to write, you know there is a writer in you. Let that writer out so your creativity can shine =)
To end this post, can you tell me what your writing goals for 2018 are? Are you going to step out of your comfort zone?
Also, I made this yesterday! I hope you like it =) This is the best image I’ve made so far!
(note: images used in this post are not mine. I don’t own any of the stocks)