Posted by: nancyisanders | April 27, 2011

V is for Very Important!

I want to ask you a question today.

How important is writing to you?

Is it very important?

Or is it just something you like to do when you feel like it?

Now, it’s absolutely okay if writing is just something you like to do sometimes. That’s fine!

But if you want to take your writing seriously…if you want to establish a career as a writer…if you want to make writing a success story in your own life, then it’s important to make writing establish a very important role in your everyday routine.

First of all, you will need to invest time. If you truly want to make writing important, it’s essential that you schedule blocks of time each day to write and write with purpose.

How much time? That depends. How important do you want writing to be? If you want to establish a career, I recommend spending at least one hour a day, 5 days a week, in order to build a part time career. Otherwise it’s still a hobby.

Secondly, you will need to invest money. If you truly want to make writing important, it’s essential that you invest money to purchase how-to-write books, attend conferences, and enroll in writing classes.

How much money? That depends. How important do you want writing to be? If you want to establish a career, I recommend investing in key conferences and key writing classes each year. You can even write for low-paying publishers who will pay you $15 or $25 per article so that you can save up and make your writing pay for itself. Doing this type of investment will help you work toward landing those book contracts where you’re earning thousands of dollars each year.


Responses

  1. Hi Nancy!

    Ok, now I’m equally encouraged and convicted, haha! Thankfully I’m doing some of these things right, just gotta learn to say NO to time-wasters! They are my biggest foe in the battle. Identifying them ahead of time and heading them off at the pass is helpful. Planning ahead, like you said, is best! Thanks for words of wisdom!

    ~Val


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