Hey, Vivienne here. Short and sweet post today, folks. If you want to be a writer, there’s really just one thing you have to do: write. All the rest of it has to do with publishing, which, let’s be honest, is a different animal. If you have dreams of being a writer, nothing is stopping you but yourself. How freeing is that?
What other dreams do people have where they have such control over their destiny? If you dream of being a doctor, there are lots of people who might tell you, “Sorry, you can’t get into medical school.” Or you can’t afford it. What about being a CEO? That’s a pretty hard gig to get. President of the United States? Well, since 1789 there’ve only been 44 of ‘em. Ballerina, fire fighter, chocolatier, there are lots of reasons why you might not be able to realize those dreams.
But being a writer is all up to you. Even being a successful writer is up to you, because of course, you define your own success. For me, successful means earning money through this endeavor. Yes, I have a specific dollar amount in mind, but that’s not the point. And I have lots of milestones along the way (see Katy’s post this last Sunday for important information on that topic). But, those things aside, I am a writer.
Because I write.
Today’s Secret: Put your butt in a chair and write.