So, you’re a writer.
Yeah, maybe you’re also a bank teller or a schoolteacher or a Starbucks barista (don’t knock it till you’ve tried it). But when you think about who you really are, you think… I’m a writer.
You slip away from the TV room in the evenings to get a few pages in. You get up early on Saturday morning to work a little before the kids get up. You carry a notebook with you at all times so you can jot down ideas, overheard conversations, interesting news items. Yeah, you’re a writer.
I know who you are, and I know why you write. I don’t have to ask you that one. I get it. But my question for you today is, why do you want to be published?
Not that it matters to me, really. But it should matter to you. I hope you know why you want to be published. If you don’t… if it’s just something you’ve always dreamed of… I encourage you to explore a little deeper. Ask yourself how much of your dream is about the writing, and how much is about being published. Your answer might be very personal. You don’t have to share it. Well… yeah, you do. Put it in the comments.
I want you to explore whether you have a powerful enough motivation to get you where you want to go. Whether your reason for wanting to be published is compelling enough to take you all the way.
If you’re not sure about your reason for wanting to be published… think about it and get back to me.