Check out this thought provoking post from the Novelty Revisions blog with how a writing career can be destroyed before it is started.
My senior year of college, I wrote a mission statement for a grade. And for a long time before and after that, I didn’t take it seriously.
I even changed my Twitter bio. “Helping you [people] learn to live a smarter, healthier life.”
I wanted to do that through writing. Because of course I did. Writing was my “thing.”
But for a long time, I couldn’t fulfill that mission. Because I kept trying to fill my resume with as much “relevant experience” as I could fit onto a single page.
That meant I worked 50+ hours a week writing things I didn’t particularly enjoy. And because my schedule was always so full, I had a really hard time meeting deadlines. I’d procrastinate to the extreme and fail to turn my work in on time (surprisingly, my biggest pet peeve).
I couldn’t juggle all my writing responsibilities for all my clients…
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