Quantity produces quality. If you only write a few things, you're doomed.
***Are you passionate about writing? I may not make millions of dollars on my writing but truly, I don’t write for the love of money. I write because it is a fire burning inside me that I call my passion in life!
When you sit down at the computer are you sitting down because your passion for writing is calling you, because the virtual social world is tugging for you to come on in and play? Or is sitting down to write a chore you’d rather let someone else clean up for you? Whatever the reason you are sitting down at the computer, your passion is calling you to come and stroke the softness of the keys, to tap out a sumptuous piece of writing that is worth reading by other people.
If everyday you come to this computer and get nothing accomplished in the writing world (assuming you’re a writer) does what you came here to do, actually make you feel complete? Are you accomplishing what you set out to do? Writing takes on the roll of passion as it moves you forward in your writing journey. It doesn’t take a nonchalant approach, a fun filled whimsical lifestyle, it takes serious passion!
As I watch other writers move around me, I sit at the observance level watching them make their way through the day. Yeah, did you know you can glean a lot by witnessing people throughout the day, move through the virtual world, thinking themselves a fly but really are a loud elephant stomping through the safari? They are leaving a trail behind of who they are, piece by piece, step by step, the squirrels like myself follow and study the elephants as they walk slowly, making a mark, their mark, in the virtual world.
Are you going to be one of those writers that is admired for your writing? Are you going to be thought of as the silly one that went through the day getting nothing done, but had fun doing it? Or are you going to be a passionate writer, that people look up to and want to emulate?
I’ve discovered that each writer is different in their actual passion for writing. Some I see, setting goals for each day, and accomplishing them daily as they publish, submit, and get published. I call those writers the Goal Setters! I examine the behavior of some writers actually working on a novel or story, writing every day to move one word closer to getting the book or story where they need it to be. Searching markets and striving to be the best writer they can be. I call that type of writer The Go-Getters! Then there is the writer who writes sometimes, plays all the time, never accomplishes anything with their writing in their day of service to writing, and I call them, The Wanna-be Writers.
Writers need a passion for writing and whether it is reading or actually writing, you need to stoke the fire daily or you will certainly watch a once flaming element burn out and turn to embers before your eyes. Make a wise decision in your journey, because it is all the passion that is left in you today.