Tag: Writers

You Shouldn’t Follow Your Passion

This is such an eye-opening article.

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/02/15/self-made-millionaire-scott-galloway-why-you-shouldnt-follow-passion.html?forYou=true

Following your passion is like the ultimate bullshit. I agree. Why? I’ve lived it.

But wait…

It isn’t that black and white. Following your passion really is great for the soul. If your passion happens to support the lifestyle you want, you are blessed. Although for many, it doesn’t always work out.

What you should do first…

Stop worrying. You never, ever have to give up your passions. What you do have to do is support yourself. There are alternatives to your passions. What else are you good at?

Write them down.

Now how can you incorporate them in the money-making world? Continue reading “You Shouldn’t Follow Your Passion”

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How To Solve Writers Block

I get this a little more often than I like. I read somewhere that said there is no such thing as writer’s block, that you’re just uninspired.

hmmm…I think there is some truth to that. The more you do, the more active your life is, the more you’ll have to share. BUT, not every writer’s life is super exciting and not everyone is in a dysfunctional relationship. So…I’ll use me as an example. Some of my poetry comes from dark places. Continue reading “How To Solve Writers Block”

Holding Myself Accountable

 

I’m halfway there. I just need to get through a couple more stages.

  • The rough draft is complete
  • The format has been laid out
  • I’ve chosen a title (I think )

Now I need to:

  • Proofread and edit
  • Complete artwork

Not too much right? I’ve looked up a few self-publishing sites. I think I’m going to go with Create Space (owned by Amazon). This will be my first book ever. How the times have changed. No more waiting for someone to think your book is good enough.

This age benefits the artist. Whether you’re a writer or a singer. There are plenty of avenues to get your work out to the masses.

What I’ve learned…content creation is everything. Work on your craft constantly. The more you do it, the better you will get. The more content, the better.

Social media is the game you must get really good at.

Marketing and advertising – we don’t have to pay tons of money for it at first. I don’t pay for any social media platforms. Once you get real momentum, you should start paying for advertising. Facebook, Instagram, etc.

I decided in order to build momentum I needed to get myself on the court. Like, I can’t score if I haven’t even tried out for the team. I have a couple of books I’ve been working on. It’s hard, I admit. At times the creativity is flowing and sometimes I come to a complete stop. I thought to myself, I have tons of poetry. Things I’ve written and saved through the years. Why not get those out now? Why wait?

So, I’ve set a deadline for myself. June 20th, 2018! I just randomly picked a date 😆 I think maybe I should look at my astrology first. Well, definitely mid-June. Now that I’ve put it out there into the universe, I’m holding myself accountable. It’s one thing to think it in your mind and write it down. It’s another to say it out loud and put yourself on the spot. I’m not one to back down from a challenge…even with myself 😉

The race is on 🏇🏇🏇