We all have a little of the hidden writer inside of us. But is it enough to make you some money?
For many writers, ditching a 9 to 5 job in pursuit of their literary dreams is a madness often set aside for a later date. However, ditching a little housework, or the remote control for an hour a day, may prove to be the stepping stone to seeing those dreams come true. Sites such as Triond, make it possible to earn a little money through fiction writing. For most writers it’s not the lack of talent that keeps them from making money, it’s the failure to begin. So what’s stopping you?
Workplace stress is not easily left behind, and finding your way into a creative flow can be painstaking enough to reach for a more habitual evening activity. However, remember those moments when you were in the midst of a creative flow? Remember how it fed your spirit? Now, imagine feeling that recharged in your post-work hours. A few easy ways of ditching work stress:
Yes, there often is! The work never ends, does it? In fact, it will still be there tomorrow, the next day, and next week, even. This being the case, how about letting it go for an hour? Half an hour? Is the ironing important enough to sacrifice your dreams for? Even meals can be simplified. The Internet is filled with wonderful sites offering easy, cheap, recipes. Try to put your writing first for a week; just to see if your family really will keel over from starvation, or the lack of a crinkle-free shirt. It’s remarkable how self sufficient people can be.
This happens rather a lot. And while I’ve tested out many methods of getting the ideas pouring in, I have to say the most reliable approach so far has been the “just sit down and write” method. It works every time. You just have to give it long enough. Sooner or later you strike an angle and your mental cog-wheels rev up with excitement. It’s all uphill from then on.
So how about it? Feeling a little less excuse-prone? And are you ready to begin making your writing dreams come true? There is a solution for every one of our obstacles in life, but the greatest obstacle we face is ourselves.