All Questers probably have this in their memory banks already, but it does bear repeating.
Just keep writing.
And it doesn’t really matter where. And it also doesn’t matter if you’re getting paid or not, though I’m sure some money would be nice (Yes, I saw Almost Famous recently). And, if you are writing pieces for blogs, you may get noticed even more. The Lulu Blog has a good story about blog promotion that’s worth a read.
But the most important thing for Questers is this – No matter if you’re writing to the masses, putting the finishing touches on your next book or even scribbling a short story that only you will ever see, you’re still writing. You’re still practicing your craft.
I’m sure I don’t have to tell you that writing is a labor of love. We aspire to make it our full-time profession because we love doing it so much. And if it doesn’t happen, we can always take comfort in the fact that nobody can tell us we can’t write anymore.
That’s what I’m doing right now. Despite not really getting too far with Flagrant Foul or Dilemma at the moment, it hasn’t stopped me from pressing on with the next book, Unwritten. It also hasn’t stopped me from posting more Quest entries, or even the new blog I am working on, the Crossroads Career Transition Blog.
And it shouldn’t stop you. In fact, I’m sure it hasn’t stopped you.