As another year has ended, I thought it would be appropriate to reflect on what was learned this past year, using it as a guide for this year. I hope you find this meaningful.
1. “I want to be a writer someday.” You’re a writer once you start writing. You don’t have to be paid or recognized to be considered a writer.
2. There is no deadline to start a career in writing or pursue a writing career. You can begin at any age.
3. Relating to writing content, it is best to consider what critics have to say about your writing, but not rely on their opinions solely. It is difficult to determine or know who will like your writing until you put your writing out there for the world to see.
4. Don’t be afraid to take the initiative to put your writing out there, without the help of agents, publishers, and contests.
5. Surrounding yourself with other writers can be the best motivation factor in writing.
6. Reading can strengthen your skills as a writer.
7. Never give up. Never stop writing, even when you feel you are not getting anywhere in your goals. Take small steps, give yourself a break every once in a while. If you don’t believe in yourself, chances are, no one will.