Writing isn’t easy. I wish it was. I wish I could tell you that all you had to do is to pick up a copy of a Hemingway book, give it a hug and kiss and call it squishy, and wait three days before you magically fall in love with it and all your books will do well. That would be awesome.
Lots of people think they have an idea about what writing is. The purpose of this post is to clear the air. Let’s take a look at what writing isn’t…
Here’s what writing isn’t:
Writing isn’t sitting outside a Paris café’ smoking a cigarette and drinking a latte.
It isn’t selling hundreds of millions of copies and retiring to the Caribbean.
It isn’t being sophisticated and stuck up and snobbish.
Well what is writing then?
I’m glad you asked. Us writers are getting tired of those stereotypes!
Writing is about communicating your ideas in a way that makes people stop and think.
It’s about working your rear end off just to get a piece published online…commission free.
It’s about building better relationships and structures for our lives in order to make the world a better place.
Writing is hard work, but I love every single excruciating minute of it. If this sounds like something you want to be a part of, then let’s talk about it…use the comment section below.