As a writer just like you, I do hope for a literary agent one day. I guess we all have that dream to be up to the same stance as Stephen King, J.K. Rowling, Edgar Allen Poe or even Jackie Collins… So on and so forth. But While I wait here at Rock-Bottom or at the Bottom of the Ladder I am able to perfect my skill and gain an audience.
Now I know when writing a blog every page always hits a Dead-Point when no one is coming in especially when your dream is at stake. But DON’T STOP! I don’t mind if I get 20 views one day and the next day 200 views on my blog because I have faith not only in my writing but also myself and time will form my future.
Now I know we all have dreams, we all just drift away and think of a life unlike the ones we are living now and a writing career where you are at the top of your game and no one can stand to you.
If you want greatness, no one else will pick up that pen.
But I have seen writers do the minimum amount of work and expect the world to fall at their feet and call what they do as art. ~ Hang your heads in shame. ~ But I have also seen writers like this gain a writing-contract and deliver everything that no one wants. Awesome!
But I have also seen people do the maximum amount of writing and still heading nowhere.
Show your feathers and you will fly.
Be something more than yourself; be like The Dark Knight and become an idea, an idea that is unbreakable, unmovable; do not show your scars – create your own. And from this an audience will form and follow your shadow. This is when you become great.
Think of yourself as a superhero creating your persona; each time you type you save a soul and the more you save the more your name flies around the globe. Until the time a literary agent comes forth from a spaceship and presents you to the world of Fame and fortune and hands you a costume and forever you will never be able to be defeated.
Yes, I do realise that is a little far out there but it make sense to me. Haha! So be Clark Kent for a time, grow into your powers and soon you will become Superman. (Yes, I have seen Man of Steel, found it to be Awesome!)
But do not write for Fame or Fortune because all you will get is broke-pockets and fewer friends than when you started.
We all start somewhere but being at the bottom isn’t all that bad because it just shows us where we want to arrive.
So do your work, take your time and don’t reach for greatness sooner than you’re ready. In time everything will come. Become great in your own way and they will come to abduct you.
Keep those pens busy….
- Fifty Shades of The Artists’ and Writers’ Year Book (bridgetwhelan.com)
- 21 Most Annoying Things About Being a Writer (cultofracewood.com)
- Eight Agents and Editors Seek New Writers at Killer Nashville… (prweb.com)
- Part 7 ~ Book Proposals Vs Submissions (mjcope.wordpress.com)
- Some Tips on Editing a Book (keithdubarry.com)
- How to get a Literary Agent (emilyfellah.wordpress.com)
- J. K. Rowling’s Top 10: Good Tips for Writing a Book (freelancewritingteam.com)