Write Like You Mean It

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Where there is a will, there is a way.”

It may seem trite or cliché, but that does not make the saying any less true. If I want to build up writing success then it is up to me to build up my writing success.

Yes, it is that simple.

There will always be reasons, excuses, or hindrances that seek to stop my progress. It is up to me to step around, to make away, or to push on until I break through.

Yes, it is that simple.

Other people may know more connections. Other people may have more resources. Other people may have more talent. Persistence is the only tool I need to reach the goal that I set. If I persistently seek the success then I will find the success.

Yes, it is that simple.

Finding the Path to the Write Life

    – Keep a record of all the time that you use each day. Write down when you do something, why you do it, and for how long. This is particularly beneficial to use with distractions (like television, internet, or electronic games). When I see it in black and white then it is easier for me to recognize what needs to change.

    – Know what you want. I have to define my goal and my desire if I am going to create a persistent determination to get there. Persistence only comes with focus. It is up to me to define my goal, but it does have to be defined.

    – Gather the tools that will get you to your desired success. If you want to be a published writer then you need to have a way to connect with publishers, agents, or to independently publish your own work. This could mean a computer or your own or it might mean utilizing the local library. There will be certain items necessary for getting there, so begin finding the tools needed.

    – Garner support. We are not designed to do this alone. Find others on a similar journey. Start a group. Attend a conference. Tell trusted friends or family members. The more people you have on your side, the easier it will be to keep going.

It is simple, but it is also up to me. Until I walk out the steps that lead to my success and keep walking with a diligent persistence, success will elude me. Where there is a will, there is a way, but it is up to me to make it so.

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