So, you dream of becoming a famous writer? You want to get that article on paper as soon as possible and see it published. You've got great ideas for a book that you'll be starting any day now.
But do you know what it's really like to lead a writer's life? Read on to find out.
1. Rejection is a part of life. Face it. You will be rejected. No matter how good you are, how well versed with techniques, how intricately detailed. One fine day, you'll wake up and find a rejection in mail. Don't get disheartened. It happens to all of us.
2. Rewriting will have to be done No matter how good your vocabulary, or how well-written your material, there will come a time, when one editor will ask you to rewrite your work. Take this as an encouraging sign. It just means that editor likes your work, but needs you to work out a few details to suit his needs.
3. Deadlines have to be met Meeting deadlines is an important part of your career. Miss one deadline, and you can be sure you'll never be writing for that publication again. Be careful not to take on so much that you cannot complete in time. It will ruin your reputation and make you seem unprofessional.
4. Writer's block is not a myth Regardless of what you may have heard, writer's block is a reality. You will wake up one day to find that somehow you can't seem to write any more. Relax. It's just a phase. Keep your motivation high, and you'll be back in no time.
5. Distractions, Distractions, Distractions If you work at home, you're even more prone to these distractions. Your child needs food, clothes need washing, you need a cup of coffee. And when all that is taken care of, phone will ring. It'll be your hubby calling just in time, to remind you of an errand that you almost forgot to do.