Do You Want to Write for a Living?

Many people think that it is awesome to write for a living. I won’t say it’s a bad way to live, but making a career in writing takes time and effort. And making money at it also takes time and effort.

There is an awful lot of advice out there (you know, “out there” 🙂 ) about what it takes to make a living as a writer. For my own part, luck has played a huge role in my own writing journey. However, you know what they say about making your own luck.  The answer is, “Yes, you can!”

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How Not to be Successful

 

We live now in times of incredible distraction. Everywhere we look there are success stories. Along with that are stories of people who overcame incredible odds to succeed at something or other, despite an infirmity or life-changing event of some sort or other. And we want to be successful, too.

We see these stories and think, “Oh, I wish I could be them” or “Thank God I’m not them.”

Either way, we’re doing a form of comparison that’s unhealthy for us.

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