I give tons of advice to people about what next step to take, how to start (or finish) a novel, and why they should connect with their core values to find their purpose. But in spite of all that, I still guard my own secret…
how to be a writer
Every single day I’m bombarded by the race. Who can share the next coolest thing on Twitter? Who has the most impressive pictures of their big new house on Facebook? Who just landed an agent, a movie deal, or 1,000 more followers for their blog? Who was named the sexiest woman in the world? The best CEO of all time?
Writers are artists. Most of us operate from a very different core system of values than the mainstream population. We would love to be paid for our work, sure, but money is not the primary motivating force for us. And while we also enjoy recognition, status alone is not enough to really get our engines going.