Everyone makes writing mistakes. Everyone. Chances are however, that you’re not sure what mistakes you’re making.
You’re wondering if the writing life is for you.
Do you love writing? If you love to write, know this: you can make a living from your craft. Moreover, with a little effort, you can make a good living. But not if you’re making mistakes, and don’t know what they are.
Sometimes things don’t work out
* You’ve set up a blog, and are blogging diligently, but you’re not making a cent…
* You’ve posted three ebooks to Amazon, and although you get downloads when an ebook is free, you’re not getting the sales you want. You even have good reviews…
* You’re writing for peanuts. You’d make more per hour if you cleaned houses for a living…
Writing takes lots of energy. Firstly, you need to write. Then you need to sell your writing. (Actually, it works better if you sell and then write, some of the time.)
It’s beyond frustrating when you think you’re doing all the right things, and you’re not getting the results you expect.
It’s not your fault
I’ve made lots of writing mistakes in my time, and I continue to make them. My biggest mistake was not writing more in my first 20 years of writing. Instead of writing new material when I sat down at my desk, I’d tinker obsessively with projects, rewriting endlessly. I wish I could go back and give myself a good slap, and yell: wake up!
(Sigh) As you may know, I started out as a romance novelist. You’d think that book contracts would convince me that my writing was good enough, wouldn’t you? You’d be wrong. Instead of focusing on genre writing, I decided that I wanted to be a literary writer. If I could go back to that self, I wouldn’t just slap her, I’d hit her with a brick to knock some sense into her.
Those two mistakes are the big mistakes I remember. I just didn’t know any better. Along with those mistakes, I made many, many smaller ones. Most have faded from memory. I learned the lesson, and moved on.
My point? Everyone does the best they can, at the time, with what they know. If you’re not making mistakes, you’re not trying, and learning. Mistakes can only damage you if you stop writing.
Make 2015 the year that your writing starts to work out
Please don’t be scared of making mistakes. Mistakes teach you more than successes. However, you only know what you know. I wish that I’d had a writing coach way back when to show me alternatives which would work for me.
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