Want to be called a writer?
Easy: Write every day for 30 years.
See, I found another artist talking about action.
Maybe it is that I am following more artist/writers nowadays – but I see this idea everywhere.
And honestly – it blew my mind the first time Jeff Goins pointed it out and I grasped it.
- You want to be a writer?
- Well, guess what writers do?
- Writers might go for a walk, take out the trash, take the kids to school, and stop at McDonald’s for breakfast.
- But writers also get up every day and write.
If you write for an hour or two for a few weeks and stop – everyone will say you went through a phase.
If you write for an hour or two every day for 30 years – everyone will call you a writer – regardless of how many books you sell.
“The risk of not committing is greater than the cost of making the wrong choice. Because when you fail, you learn. But what happens when you don’t commit, when you choose to not act? Well, nothing.”