According to Watts publishing Group http://wattspublishinggroup.com/launching-a-career-in-writing/, in an article called ‘Launching a career in writing’, “fear has no place in the industry of writing”. Don’t worry that people aren’t going to see things the same way as you and certainly don’t stop writing because you have got stung by negative comments/criticism. You may be stopping your natural talent taking you to where you want to be.
The article also suggest that writing practice (and even jobs) can come from article writing, business writing, being a columnist, social media writing [blogging, tweeting] and many more. Even my writing challenge is helping me feel more confident that what I am actually writing is grammatically correct and punctuated in the right way.
My thoughts: I know myself that my upcoming book ‘A Gift for Stressed and Busy Parents’ isn’t going to appeal to everyone, even though it is written in a positive way; however, if I was to let fear stop me looking for a publisher, I would still be reading it through and editing it. This wouldn’t help many stressed and busy parents would it? I also have so much else that I can publish, but haven’t tested the waters yet. This article has made me think about retrieving some of it from the archives.
To get your voice heard – just be committed, write truly and honestly and your passion and determination will do the rest.
My writing challenge: http://wp.me/p1x6Ui-4
This blog: https://mywritingnotebook.wordpress.com
My other blog: http://sandramadeira.wordpress.com
My website: www.tipsandluxuries.com (includes the introduction to my upcoming book ‘A Gift for Stressed and Busy Parents’)
Twitter: @madeirasandra and @tipsandluxuries
Watts Publishing Group: http://wattspublishinggroup.com/launching-a-career-in-writing/