Beginning writers truly struggle with self-discipline due to lack of self-confidence in their own abilities.
However, if these beginning writers persevere, they will get stronger and become more self-confident.
There are three things that every writer needs to succeed:
Talent is something we are born with.
There is nothing any of us can do to develop talent.
It is outside of our control.
Talent is not the same thing as skill, however.
We can develop our skill levels over time by being persistent and consistent in our habits and by taking courses on different aspects of writing to learn some of the tricks of the trade.
Getting publication credits and being in the right place at the right time requires some luck.
But the more writers write, and the more they submit, the greater their chances of being in the right place at the right time.
In other words, they are more likely to get lucky.
Discipline is the one element we can control.
If we keep a regular writing schedule and write every day, we will develop the discipline to be most successful.
Also, if we set long and short-term writing goals and check them off as we complete them, we will also be much more successful than if we don’t set goals but founder around in the dark.
So here is what to do to become successful:
- Set writing goals, show up, and write consistently.
This kind of self-discipline will lead to success in your writing career.
- Instead of focusing on getting published, focus on writing consistently.
Then before you know it, you will receive your first contract.
And from there, you can build more and more publication credits.
But slow and steady is your ticket to writing success.
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About Irene Roth
Irene S. Roth writes for teens, tweens, and kids about self-empowerment. She is the author of over thirty-five books and over one thousand published online articles. She also writes articles for kids, tweens and teens and her articles have appeared in Encounter, Pockets, Guardian Angel Kids Ezine, and Stories for Children Magazine and Online. Ms. Roth is also a book reviewer and has over eight hundred published book reviews both online and in print.