When You Have to Be Living a Life of Writing

The biggest mistake made when people begin the journey of writing is this: They assume that all one has to do is write, and then publish and then the royalties come in; ss in money, as in they can quit their day job — the one they have been waiting to quit for the last however long it has been.

That is not what living a life of writing is about. For most writers this means staying on track and writing yet another blog post, and another outline, and another edit on that next draft that they have written.

It is really all about writing and promotion, and it’s a balancing act. I can admit that it is harder to write during the holiday season, but this is when you have to be living a life of writing – at least if you hope your next project will be finished on time.

Why do I write?

Because to me, even over this wonderful season, I have projects to do. I don’t mean to suggest not spending time with your family, but also take time to let your writing grow when you can take a break from the rest of the world.  This way you will publish your book, and see success.

Happy writing.


  • Dean K Miller

    If the writing is not happy, the writing will not happen.

    The imaginary instant fame of a writer's life still exists, but only in the minds of those who are not committed to the writer's life.

    It's different for all of us, but we all in the same boat. A long journey indeed, but with great shipmates for sure.

  • Marlena Cassidy

    It's called a life of writing for a reason. You have to work at it, sweat at it, stare at it, hate it, love it, need it, can't live without it. It's a full-time job, not an easy ticket to riches.

    I learned that the hard way.