Tuesday, April 05, 2011

D is for Dedication

We all say it is our dream to be writers. But it takes more than just dreaming to get there. I think it takes Daily writing and Dedication.
Daily writing- Daily may be too far for some but every word, sentence, paragraph, essay, journal entry makes you better. If you want to be in shape you work out every day. If you want to be a writer write daily.
Dedication- Rejection is hard. It may take a year or two for a writer to become a published author or it may take 12 years. That can be a lot of time and rejection letters. Dedication will keep you going.
I've wanted to be a writer for a long time. I took writing classes. I wrote. I submitted. I got rejection letters. I quit writing. I thought I was done with writing. Writing was not done with me. I write. I submit. I get rejections. I keep writing because I am dedicated to a writing life.

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10 comments:

Alicia Gregoire said...

Your so dead-on about the dedication, especially after a rejection. So, so hard.

E.J. Wesley said...

Very well said, and I couldn't agree more!

EJ

KarenG said...

I love reading posts like this about dedication, determination and all those positive d words that bring success. Then there's the not so positive d words-- like depression, discouragement, despair-- well, we won't go there.

Keena said...

Thanks for the encouragement. I am a newbie and not sure of the road yet.

Andrea Mack said...

It does take dedication, because sometimes the going is difficult. You really need to make a commitment to write.

Lynda R Young said...

so true! Daily writing keeps us focussed, keeps our skills honed and keeps us on track (and out of trouble lol)

Sarah said...

Yup. Dedication and mule-headedness.

Christa said...

Nice. I have an author friend who told me "if you write one awesome page a day, at the end of the year, you'll have a good book." Keep it up.

Jennifer Hoffine said...

Write, submit, reject, write...that is a writer's life.

Matthew MacNish said...

I completely agree. It's a long, hard road, and those who give up will never reach the end.