Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all
Let’s rock the neurotic writing world!
October 7 question - When you think of the term working writer, what does that look like to you? What do you think it is supposed to look like? Do you see yourself as a working writer or aspiring or hobbyist, and if latter two, what does that look
What a Working Writer looks like to me. A journalist, a reporter, a researcher...etc... A person who gets paid on a regular basis for their work. I can't imagine working as a writer with a deadline.
This is how my working like a writer is for me. Sitting on the couch overlooking my backyard while I write my IWSG post.
If I truly think about what I have accomplished over the years, as far as writing novels, I astound myself. I consider myself a hobbyist. I don't write for a paycheck or for money because I'd be homeless and starving by now....LOL.
As of late, I haven't been loyal to my writing. And publishing a book in July was a story that had been on the back burner for over a year.
I was recently contacted by an aspiring writer who was seeking my professional advice. She'd sent her query letter, and a chapter of her very first book. By her writing sample, I felt she could become an avid author. However, I also noted she had lots of work ahead of her. Since I am aware of the long, lonely hours involved in becoming a published author, I hadn't wanted to deter her hopes. Instead, I offered encouragement and, explained how a good editor is essential. We corresponded a few times and I supplied her with a few links, and said to google the internet for publishing advice and so on...
As I've said many, many times, the art of catching that golden ring is Perseverance! 👍👍