WRITING HACK #1. Writing is Risky
Believe it or not–writing is a thrill seeking avocation! Yet, as writers, we do not seek to step off a bridge with a bungee cord. Nor, are you likely to find us skydiving from an airplane with a parachute. But I contend—we push the envelope just the same. When we write, and especially when we publish, we take the risks of our lives—our emotional lives. We place our heart and soul on the edge of a cliff for the world to see. Yet, we have no bungee cord or parachute.
I would argue that even though we quietly sit at a computer and writing desk, that our writing presents even more risk than extreme sports. So, are you ready for this extreme sport? Wishing, hoping, and fantasizing will get you started, but isn’t going to get you published. The first step your must take NOW is to confess that you are a writer and you are ready for the extreme risk. Say it out loud. I am a writer and I am ready for extreme risk. This is not easy, but necessary to make real and measurable progress towards becoming a professional published author. Writing takes a ton of courage. Are ready with your courage?
Deborah S. Nelson is an aspiring writer who has written and published 22 books to Amazon.com in the past nine years. She has worked inside a publishing house and written at least 400 online and offline articles. She claims she is still an aspiring writer addicted to the thrill of publishing—both your thrill and hers. That thrill is what propelled her into publishing coaching—and keeps her hooked!
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