Thursday, August 5, 2010

Steadily Building A Writing Career

I just read a Chinese Proverb that I thought would be good to share with fellow writers, especially moms who might think that the busyness of daily life will keep them from building a writing career:

"Be not afraid of going slowly, be afraid of standing still."

If there's one thing that I've learned as a writer mama, it's that life never really slows down and presents the perfect opportunity to begin writing -- you have to make a conscious effort to build your writing career, one step at a time.

Sometimes - especially in the beginning - it can be really discouraging to see what a slow process it is. But, from a different perspective, it's pretty cool that you can actually create a lucrative and fulfilling career doing exactly what you love by simply taking small, steady steps forward.

As long as you set your goals and keep working towards them, you will make progress. Instead of becoming discouraged by the slow process, try to remind yourself that you are succeeding in your endeavor, and that the only way to fail is by giving up and doing nothing. So keep taking those small, steady steps towards your goals and amaze yourself with where you end up!

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