Wednesday, July 7, 2010

The First Step to a Writing Career

Let me start by saying that I hadn't planned on posting two quotes in a row, but I read this today and just thought it was really relevant to my blog, especially considering my title -- Baby Steps.

“The grace to be a beginner is always the best prayer for an artist. The beginner’s humility and openness lead to exploration. Exploration leads to accomplishment. All of it begins at the beginning, with the first small and scary step.”

-Julia Cameron, The Artist’s Way

Yesterday, I was thinking about how far I have come in creating my writing career, and it struck me that I am so happy that I had the guts to take that first step. Without doing that, I would still just be dreaming about the day when I would be "a real writer" instead of reaping the benefits of the writer's life.

So if you want to make a living as a writer, just take the first step...and before you know it, that first step of setting out on the path to becoming a writer will lead you closer and closer to the realization of your writing goals.


Christina Katz said...

You've worked hard, Sarah. Congratulations. And you've invested wisely of your time, money and energy--and these things make a huge difference, as well. :)

Sarah said...

Thanks, Christina! You are absolutely right -- the pursuit of a writing career takes an investment of time, money, energy, and a whole lot of hard work and dedication. Having an amazing mentor and writing teacher doesn't hurt either. ;)