Sunday, June 20, 2010

So...You Want To Be A Writer?

So, you want to be a writer, but why? I know, you want the deal of the century from the most prestigious publishing house in all the world. You want the biggest advance ever in the history of the literary world, a 10 book deal and a fan base that rivals the Beatles. You want the best movie house in Hollywood to beg your agent for the rights to your book and then they will have the very best screenwriter in the business convert your novel into the greatest screenplay in cinematic history. Every producer in the business will fight for that screenplay and of course James Cameron, Steven Spielberg and George Lucas will ALL be directing. The cast will be slam full of stars such as Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, Gerard Butler, Robert Pattinson with cameo appearances by you, of course. People will line up days in advance just to get a glimpse of you at a book signing or the opportunity to take a picture with you. You will be on every red carpet event and rub shoulders with the richest and most talented stars in the world. You will even have to step over fans and fight the paparazzi everyday just to make it to your mailbox.
Now, do you really want to be a writer?? If you said 'Yes' and your reason for doing so was in ANY of the above sentences...STOP NOW! You DO NOT want to be a writer. You want to be a rockstar or Justin Bieber and I am sorry, but that is on a different blog all together. This blog is about being a writer, you know broke, struggling, working 2 jobs to make ends meet but still determined to entertain with the art of storytelling. I will slowly take you on my journey from struggling writer to, if the stars align, a published author. I will try to do so as gently but honestly as possible and hopefully you and I both will learn a little something along the way. Enjoy the trip but please remember...Pen & Paper are not included!


  1. So true! Those who are looking for glamour should choose a profession other than writing. Love your first post & I look forward to reading more from you.

  2. Hard work and perseverance combined with storytelling ability and writing skills, all mixed with a little luck...and one can make it as a writer. And you're very correct! Writer does not equal mega fame and glamour.

    I'll tag along on the trip :)