Just a quick note to say that I have no idea why I picked this image. I just thought it was funny!
Hi everyone. I’m just going to talk today a little bit about the importance of keeping a journal if you want to be a writer. The reason I say that is I think it’s through journaling that I really found my voice as a writer, and I think that’s reflected in modern times on blogs, people blog to find their voices, so that’s my speculation anyway. People are just more open about sharing stuff now online than back in the days when I kept a journal and it was meant to be for me. Although I did as part of a class keep a journal, which is why I’m, I’m suggesting doing it. It’s kind of like, okay, I learned from doing it and you can learn from doing it too. But I think the reason I wanted to talk about this also, I had the opportunity to basically do an informational interview with two students at the University of Maryland.
One of the toughest things writers face (especially when starting out) is the need to stay motivated to write and keep writing.
Many people think that it is awesome to write for a living. I won’t say it’s a bad way to live, but making a career in writing takes time and effort. And making money at it also takes time and effort.
There is an awful lot of advice out there (you know, “out there” 🙂 ) about what it takes to make a living as a writer. For my own part, luck has played a huge role in my own writing journey. However, you know what they say about making your own luck. The answer is, “Yes, you can!”