Whew! You read this right, “Writing isn’t for wimps.” See, it takes time to write anything from a blog post to most definitely a book so it isn’t for the faint at heart. Writing takes determination because you have to be determined to get your name out. Writing takes hard work because who will be able to sell your book better than you? Oh, a publicist can but if you’re like me, you’re not a millionaire; hell you’re not even a thousandaire so the publicist is you which means, writing is hard work. Writing takes patience because not everyone will like your book simply because you think they will so you have to be patient in getting a publishing company to pick it up. Writing takes courage because you will have strangers picking it up or downloading what you’ve put your hard work into and there are some avid readers who will comb through every word and scene with a fine tooth comb. Writing, also, takes thick skin because again, not everyone will like your book but for the few who don’t, hundreds will.
But let me leave you with this piece of advice, don’t allow anyone to detour your dreams. It doesn’t matter how old you are, how pretty you look, how you dress and even who your folks are that can determine who you are. God made you exactly who YOU are, so go for whatever it is you’re passionate about. Writing for me is a passion and its one gift that God saw fit for me to be blessed with so I use it every day to ensure that it glorifies Him. Yea, it’s hard being an author but it’s even harder becoming a published author with a book no one reads. Writing isn’t for wimps because after the book has been written, edited and made available for purchase; the real work begins. You are your best advocate. Make damn sure everyone knows!