One of my favorite writers is Steven Pressfield.
Though I don’t know him personally, he’s taught me many truths through his books. Not cute, fun truths, but tough in-your-face ones.
If I sit back and survey the times that I’ve stopped writing it’s not because I didn’t love the ride but it was because I was either uninspired or lazy.
It was during a time when I did not consider what was at stake when I merely skipping a days’ word count, that I picked up his book The War of Art.
Mr. Pressfield taught me that I wasn’t simply taking a break, I was sacrificing my dream of writing every time I took a pass.
The truth is, I’d like it to be easy. I’d like a clean cut trail exactly where I want to go with my books.
Books are published.
Simple as that.
But any successful writer, no matter if you view their work as drivel or snobbish, has overcome the uninspired feeling and done the one sure fire action toward a publishing career.
They are professionals about their books.
How about you?
Do you dream of the easy lottery book contract worth millions?
Or are you writing, and saving the day dreams for when the days’ work is done?