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Being a writer is not an easy path to take. Not only is it real work, but it’s work that gets overlooked or looked down upon. There is this stigma attached to the word “writer” that makes a lot of people think you’re just a lazy good for nothing Stephen King wannabe with no real skills. Some people think you should go out and get a real job.
This leaves writers insecure in their chosen field. It leaves us feeling worthless and useless. It leaves us feeling like we really should give up on this crazy pipe dream.
I’m telling any writer who thinks that to stop right there.
I’m telling you to give yourself permission to say “Frak you very much,” to anyone who thinks writing is easy and wasteful.
And I’m telling you to say “What the frak ever,” and walk away knowing you’re doing what you want to do, what you’re good at (you know you are), and make no apologies for it.
It starts with you and it ends with you. Writing is a calling, a career, and difficult enough without the nay-sayers out there who want to bring you down just because.
Give yourself permission to write. It only comes from you.