- You get to make people fall in love.
- You get to make people fall out of love.
- You can kill anyone you want.
- You can create someone you want.
- You’re awesome.
One would think being a writer makes writing easier. That is simply not the case for me.
I’d even go so far as to say the more I write, the harder writing becomes.
Being a writer makes the act of writing more difficult.
Every day is different.
No day is ever the same.
Who I was yesterday, who I am today, who I will be tomorrow are similar but altered versions of myself.
I am not the same writer I was a year ago, a month before, a day earlier.
And neither are you. Remember that. Always and forever.
I can write and write for hours without my hand hurting.
How is that useful you may ask?
It is when you are a student. When all your exams consist of an essay or is entirely an essay. Being able to write for two, three, four hours straight without your hand cramping up is an extremely beneficial skill/ability/talent.
Thank you years of writing. Thank you countless early mornings and late nights. Thank you filled notebooks and lengthy novels.
Finally I must thank myself for choosing to be a writer. It was the best choice I’ve ever made in my lifetime.
You don’t have to rely on others.
It is hard to trust people who can’t keep a promise. You can’t rely on someone if they can blatantly lie to your face.
You don’t have to follow rules.
For once. You are free. You don’t have parents lecturing you or teachers limiting you so make the best out of it.
You don’t have to do something you don’t want to do.
If you don’t want to write a teen romance novel then don’t. No one is holding a gun to your head, forcing you to write something you don’t want to write.
You don’t have to conform to the norm.
Never write for a trend. Unless you want to travel down a one-way road to a town called Failure.
You don’t have to sell out.
No self-respecting writer would ever betray who they are to get ahead.
I was scrolling through an app (Writer) I have on my Android phone with past ideas and thoughts of mine. And I found this.
The 3 rules of being a writer:
- You write.
- You don’t break rule number one.
- You don’t ever break rule number one and two.
It’s been so long I don’t remember if I shared this before. If I did, oops. If I didn’t, I’m doing my job correctly.
Anyhow, I hope everyone has (or will have) a wonderful day. To whom this may be applicable to, have a wonderful long weekend.
On another note, I’ll be spending this long weekend writing, reading, and blogging. Perhaps, you will too?
Take writing seriously and respect the business. Only then will you succeed.
There are some days where I wake up craving to write. Then there are other days…