Many struggling writers wake up one day with a stark realization.
They think: “Wait. I can do this as good as a lot of people who do this professionall.“
Have you ever thought this?
Thinking back, I am not sure I can remember when this first registered for me.
It was probably during grad school, around the time I purposely wrote for the first time.
I hope you are an encouraged as I am here.
I mean, if person X can do it, it’s just a matter of time and work before you too can transition from a competent writer to a good writer.
And I don’t know, maybe even get paid for doing what you love.
I think the same thing is true for blogging too.
Of course, none of this applies to most writers. Because MOST writers quit at some point. They give up.
Don’t be like most writers.
Asteroid Miners (which wasn’t the title, but that’s close enough) was an important book in my life as a reader. Almost everyone can remember losing his or her virginity, and most writers can remember the first book he/ she put down thinking: I can do better than this. Hell, I am doing better than this! What could be more encouraging to the struggling writer than to realize his/ her work is unquestionably better than that of someone who actually got paid for his/ her stuff?
-Stephen King, On Writing