I have talked before about writing because you have a story in you that needs to get out, or because writing is something that you love. The fact is, its quite probable that you will never become a millionaire by writing and that is ok. You might be able to make a decent living from it, with a little bit of luck and a lot of hard work.
The fact is you will have to find your own motivation to keep you going. I was talking about NaNoWriMo this year and trying to encourage everyone I know to join. It is a great challenge and quite fun. My daughter asked about where all my stories are and I let her know they are all here waiting for me to do something with them. My son remembered a story I had written for NaNoWriMo a few years back and asked if he could read it.
BAM! Encouragement received.
I know encouragement from families members is kind of a given but my young adult son remembered this title from years ago, remembered the plot and really wanted to read it. He is a smart kid and he totally did not have to say that.
Because my writing is something I do for me, it is enough encouragement to keep me excited for this year’s NaNo and thinking about brushing up on that novel afterward. Who knows, with enough encouragement I may actually finish something someday.
What is your encouragement?
Have a great day,