This year for the A-Z Challenge, I'm attempting to act like I know what I'm talking about and offering advice about writing. Let's see how I do!
Also, don't forget to stop by the Parallels blog to see more posts about the upcoming anthology, which will be available on May 3rd!
This isn’t an original or particularly insightful piece of advice, but I’m offering it anyway. Being a writer requires a lot of work. Each story may require multiple revisions. Draft after draft litter my hard drive. We don’t do this to get rich quick. Ask a group of successful writers, and most of them aren’t rolling in the dough. There are those who’ve become mega rich, sure, but they are the exception, not the rule.
That being said, it is possible to get to the point where you earn a decent living from writing, but it will take time to get there. If you don’t love the process of writing or storytelling in general, then you won’t make it that far. You have to truly love what you do to put in that kind of work.
At the same time, it’s possible to burn out. If you’re working so hard that you’re starting to resent the writing process, then you know you need to take a break. Part of preserving the love of the craft is knowing when to slow down and recharge.