Finding time to write in the midst of work, family, and household chores can be like oil and water. They just never seem to meld sometimes. But no matter how taxing or overwhelming it may seem, keep the dream alive. Writing a paragraph a day is still progress and a step in the right direction.
Even if work/life balance isn’t the issue, hope of publishing may dwindle with each rejection letter or mounting critiques. Turn the negative into a positive. Just because there’s a “no” now, doesn’t mean there will never be a “yes”. Take the experience as a learning lesson – not about writing, about patience. Sometimes we want what we want now, when the better option could be later down the road.
This week’s infographic covers 20 writers who worked in industries quite different than what we’d expect. It’s a great example to keep following our dreams. How we start may contrast how we finish. Hang in there!