I’ve recently joined this writer’s workshop called “the young writer’s workshop” (budum tish) and through this I’ve been exposed to a lot of writer’s success stories.
One after the other they are talking about how exactly they managed to reach the end goal and start living the dream. It’s really opened my eyes to a lot of steps I need to take with this writing and so I’m really looking forward to the next few weeks in which I’ll take those steps toward reaching my end goal.
This past week though I’ve started to realize that a key aspect that many people forget to actually mention is the support that writers receive.
I’m not talking just moral support or just fans for their writing but a little bit of both.
Writing is often seen as this really solitary job, where you just sit behind a closed door and not let anyone in. Ask my family, I’ve written four novels and I’ve let them read three chapters in total…
That’s not how it should be though, we as people aren’t made to simply be alone. We were made for real relationships between one another and I think this applies in a healthy writing career as well.
So my first step, without any explanation further, is to gather up people – people who through one way or another are willing to support me and my work.
I guess I’ll have to start by letting my family read my stuff…
(Sorry if this post is a mess, I’m rather tired today)