Friday, 18 May 2012
Oh, to be a writer! Sounds like such a noble profession. This profession definitely has to be exciting, expressive, and creative. Or is it? Though the writing profession can be all of these things, it does come with certain worries and woes which are commonly experienced by writing professionals.
1. Deadlines – Professional and personal deadlines can be the bane of the writer’s existence. Most writers have experienced the torment of having a deadline over the head while a blank screen, page, and notebook is before the eyes. A deadline means that there is work, but it also comes with learning the art of controlled creativity. You have to produce your ‘finest’ within a certain time.
2. Debts – Some view a writing career as a ticket to financial security. While the plain truth is that even established writers are not made wealthy from their endeavors. They live like other ‘working’ individuals. Writers, frequently, suffer indignities and hardships for choosing to pursue their goals. Debts are a part of life, while work can sometimes be infrequent for writers. This is one of the major worries of a writer.
3. Disappointments– No one truly likes rejection. Rejection can be beneficial because it can produce self-examination and increased determination. Yet, in an industry that is very subjective to culture and personal preferences, writers have to face this consistently. There is great pain in producing what you consider your ‘best’ only for someone to reject it for varying reasons. This disappointment can rob the writer of his courage and confidence.
Though deadlines, debts, and disappointments await the writer, the one who believes in himself and his work will persevere into success. So, do not allow this deadly trio to stop you from pursuing your passion to write. Stay committed knowing that every successful author had to contend with the same obstacles. If they overcame and achieved success, you can too.