Becoming a success writing for a living is not easy. Becoming a successful author is a process that requires dedication, persistence, and time. I’ve read many articles on how it can be done, and many biographies of successful authors, now here I will document the process on my own journey and share what I learn along the way.

I‘ve always dreamed of being a successful author. I’ve always had this notion that I would spend my retirement living on the beach in some tropical paradise writing wonderful novels. Sounds great, doesn’t it? Not likely to happen, though. It’s very rare for anyone to achieve instant success writing. The example I’ve always heard is J.K. Rowling, but if you actually read about her you’ll discover that it took her 12 years to write Harry Potter, and then she was rejected by 12 publishers! If you really think you’re better at this than her, then good luck to you. I, however, believe in stacking the deck, so I’m going to read every bit of advice that’s out there and try to develop a plan of attack. I work full time, so my time to work on this goal is limited, I’ve got to really think about how to do this efficiently and I hope this information will be helpful to those out there trying to achieve similar goals.

June 13, 2016

Writing Goal – Just Keep Going

A while ago I set myself a writing goal of 500 words a day. That’s about two pages, not a whole lot and it seemed reasonable at the time. There are days I can sit down and double that in less than half an hour, awesome. Then there are days that I sit for two hours and struggle to get a sentence down that I don’t hate. And then there are days where life just gets in the way and I don’t get to write at all. It seems reasonable enough, carve out an hour of time just to write, […]
June 10, 2016

Choosing A Magazine To Target

  B efore I dive into writing for a magazine, I remember seeing that some of the magazines had pretty specific submission rules for the types of stories they normally publish, the min and max length they accept, sex and violence, and what they absolutely do not accept. Also, I’d like to get paid for my story if it’s published, even if it’s not very much, it would be a huge boost to be able to say I was a paid author as well as validation for the work I’ve put in, especially as I hope to one day make […]
June 1, 2016

Success in Writing – First Steps

etting started as an author is tough, you want to achieve success in writing but your not sure how to go about it. If you’re like me, you’ve got all these great ideas floating around in your head and you’re sure if you can just get them down on the page people will love them. You may also have done some time reading about how several successful authors got their start. On average, it seems that most take at least a decade before they have their first big break. That fact makes me cringe a little, so I’ve been trying […]