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Finding Direction

I have read a lot of posts on different blogs throughout the day and have really starting thinking more about what it is that I want to be when I grow up as a writer. Just saying "I'm a writer" is great, but if even I don't know exactly what I mean by that, how successful can I be?

A lot of people feel that just having your name in print makes you a writer.My name's in print already. I'm not that impressed. I don't feel much like a real writer yet, I feel more like I'm training to be a writer. I'm quite certain it will be a never ending learning experience.

I am also finding that the writing websites that originally appealed to me just aren't quite cutting it anymore. The people are nice, the conversation can be good, but they are lacking a learning element. Its more about how to grab a quick few bucks than learning to become a better writer.

Frankly, I'd rather get by for awhile and learn all I can. Exploring every avenue of writing while working to perfect my skills can only lead to better things. Eventually, the bigger paychecks will come, with less work to get them. I hope, anyway. Maybe I'm delusional, but I think I'll work hard to find out instead of waiting for it to fall in my lap.

2 comments:

Welcome to the freelance writing universe!

And yes, some sites are more about learning than others, but then, everybody's path is different.

Good luck!
Tom Chandler
http://copywriterunderground.com

February 1, 2007 at 11:20 PM  

Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment!

I just took a few minutes to look at your blog and I'll definitely be returning.

Blogs like yours are exactly what I need. You, Carson, and quite a few others are so willing to share what you have learned. I enjoy reading material that makes me think about how I can apply it to myself.

February 1, 2007 at 11:45 PM  

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