Is professional writing the right career for you? I’m often asked that question. Unfortunately, only YOU know the answer.
Your desire is always the best and only guide. Writing can be extremely frustrating. It can also be huge fun and highly rewarding.
However, you face a blank computer screen every day, and you need to fill it with words. Only you know whether you can do that.
Your ability to handle criticism is also a factor.
Can You Handle Criticism?
Some people, even though they have the talent for a writing career, don’t have the temperament. If you can’t handle criticism, it may not be the career for you.
Criticism is unpleasant. It will make you angry.
Indeed, it may enrage you. A friend who’s a mystery novelist spends days knitting whenever she receives pages of author queries once she’s completed a book. Now, author queries, which come from your editor or copy editor, are par for the course when you write books. No book is ever published as-is. There are always queries and also requests for revisions.
My novelist friend knits until she’s soothed her irrational rage. Then she happily sets to work and handles the queries. She knows her rage is irrational. HOWEVER — and this is a vital point — she accommodates her rage, and waits for it to pass, as it always does.
If, when you get angry, you can recognize that you’re angry and can get over it, you’ll have a great career.
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