Pages

Saturday, June 15, 2013

It's the writing, stupid!

No, it's not you, dear reader, who is the stupid one, it's me. And that's why I'm writing this blog post, as a reminder: what's the best path to success? It's the writing! Everyone agrees, whether they be writer superstars or midlisters or just those who've researched how to succeed as a writer--it's writing!

That's easy for me to forget. I tend to get caught up in social media marketing. I tend to get caught up in submitting short stories and articles instead of writing new stuff. I tend to get discouraged by my perceived lack of progress, even though I sell those stories and articles. (In fact, I just sold a short story and just had published the one pictured below!)


But, but, the more I write the better I become and the more I have to sell. And truly, writing is my heart's passion, my love, my desire. So while I will continue to blog and do social media, etc. etc. first comes writing! (And here's my article proposal on Slate about realizing being true to myself is always best:
http://hive.slate.com/hive/second-acts/growing-up-with-self-employed-parents-i-swore-id-never-be-self-employed-now-i-am )

Here's my call to action--no matter what your creative endeavor--do that! Me, I'll be off writing ...

2 comments:

Scott Davis said...

Thank you, very well said.

Conda Douglas said...

Welcome to my blog, Scott and I'm glad you agree with my premise.