Failing is a part of learning

Writing isn’t easy.  If it were, anyone could do it.  It takes time and patience to create a masterpiece that you will be happy with.  Learning how to write it similar to learning how to play an instrument or to play a sport.  You start off knowing or assuming that you know the basics and then realize that there is a lot you still need to learn.

I read recently that a person needs to write badly in order to write well.  There are established authors out there that had written many, many books that did not make it to #1 status because they were written badly.  Even J.K.Rowlings and Stephen King had to start from somewhere.  They didn’t just wake up one day and become world famous for their stories.

Perseverance is key if you want to become a good writer.  Instant recognition for your work doesn’t come just because you want it to.  It is an uphill battle.  Everyday is a struggle just to take a step closer to the top of the mountain.  But think about how you are going to feel once you finally achieve your goal.  When you can stand on top of the mountain and look out over the ridge, you will be in awe at how much ground you have covered and the struggles you had overcome.

It is okay to write badly.  It is okay to fail and fail again.  Every failure is an opportunity to learn and develop your craft.  After all, it takes time and practice to master the art of story telling.

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