Why Do Some Writers ‘Make It’ and Others Don’t?

Check out this great post from the Novelty Revisions blog on why some writers make it and others don’t

Meg Dowell Writes

So you’ve just finished reading a book by an author you’d never heard of until picking it up. You’re slightly disappointed, and sigh as you slide it onto your bookshelf, wondering if you’ll ever pick it up again.

It was an OK book … but you’re sort of thinking you could have done so much better, if that story had been yours to write.

You find yourself thinking, “How did this writer get so lucky? Why did they get a book published through a legitimate channel and I can’t even get an agent to help me do the same thing?”

Why them? Why not me?

As a writer, it’s hard to focus on the big and small picture at the same time. You want to focus on your current work-in-progress, but you can’t help but worry it’s not ever going to be worth your time.

Not if so many people…

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