- Time. And a whole lot of it.
- Dedication. What is quitting?
- Passion. If you don’t love what you’re doing, why are you doing it? If you aren’t passionate about blogging, you’re better off spending your time doing something else.
- Discipline. Even on bad days. Especially on bad days.
- WiFi. Or an Internet connection. Can’t publish a post without it.
This post is one part cliche, two parts vague, and three parts true. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
- Plan ahead.
- Keep practicing.
- Stay dedicated.
- Continue learning.
- Take feedback.
- Keep improving.
- Overcome rejection.
- Adapt accordingly.
- Be humble.
- Know yourself.
At first, I didn’t know how to celebrate and commemorate International Women’s Day.
After some thinking, I figured I would do a simple shout-out to all the incredible women in my life.
Thus, this post is dedicated…
to my mother for loving me
to my grandmother for supporting me
to my friends for accepting me
to my enemies for humanizing me
to my mentors for guiding me
to my teachers for understanding me
and to each and every woman of the past, present, and future!
I have conjured another list. This one is about the truths I have discovered during my time as a writer.
- It is not always fun.
- There is work involved. This is usually enjoyable and pleasurable but sometimes the work can be daunting and scary.
- Writing is difficult for most people. Even the greatest writers struggle with it.
- There are many things to learn along the way, making writing a life-long journey full of growth and development.
- The writing career/lifestyle is not suitable for everyone. It requires passion, dedication, discipline, and a good work ethic.