Writing is not only a profession, but it’s a vocation. You need passion to become an effective writer. You need to love what you do and do what you love. Because when you’re passionate, amazing things can happen. Just like the ones detailed below.
There’s enough time.
Have a long list of things to do every day? No problem at all. Does the clock seem to run so fast but you feel so unproductive yet? Nope, doesn’t happen when you’re in the writer’s zone. When you love to write, you can accomplish your duties and responsibilities. Afterwards, you can spare some time for writing. It doesn’t matter if you’re writing a blog or creating a chapter of your book. It doesn’t matter if you have a word count goal or not. Because if you love to put words into paper (metaphorically speaking), you know you need to allot enough time to satisfy your love for it, no matter how busy you are in the day.
Inspiration is easy to find.
As they say, love can make great things happen. Well, the same thing happens when it comes to writing. Why? When you’re doing what you love, ideas won’t be so hard to find anymore. They will come to you like a flood and you won’t know what else to do than to write them. That’s how powerful passion for writing can be. You just have to think about a topic, plot a content plan and it will be easy going from there on. Yes, you will experience writer’s block from time to time, but it’s not a regular thing. So, if you love to write, then the battle is already half-won. Don’t you think?
Dreams are within your reach.
Have you always wanted to become a great writer? If you do, then that’s good news. Since you have a specific goal in mind, which is to become one of the most renowned writers (am I right?), then you can devise a specific and realistic plan. All your hard work will be for the realization of your dreams. As time passes by, you will see them come true one by one. That’s right, you will face adversaries and challenges along the journey towards your dreams, but they don’t matter as long as you know what you want and you love what you want.
Doubts will vanish through time.
Oh, that dark nagging voice inside your head. Don’t listen to that thing! Don’t pay attention to whatever your doubt is saying, it will only play up your insecurities and cause you to fail. Instead of taking it to heart, erase them from your list of priorities. Remember the first thing that happens when you love writing, the one about having time for everything? Well then, don’t pay attention to your doubts so you can have more time for writing. It’s as easy as that.
Excuses are a thing of the past.
“Sorry, can’t write today because of something.” Fortunately, that’s not going to be your line. If you love your life as a writer, you’re not going to look for excuses. This should be your guide on how much you love your work. Because instead of finding reasons why you can’t write a word or two, you will find more excuses to cut back on other unimportant stuff or manage your time wisely. You will find the time to accomplish all the things in your to-do list without sacrificing your writing time. Rather than looking for a way out from thinking and writing the words, you will find more excuses to have more writing time. That’s more like it!
Becoming better is not a challenge.
Practice makes perfect. But nobody is perfect so why should you practice? Did you memorize this line by heart? Well, if you do, then you’re destined to be dissuaded from your passion. Because according to a great writer we shall call Ernest Hemingway, “We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.” He has just summarized what being a writer is all about. And by that, he meant to say that we should practice and write as much as we can in order to become better in a craft that we love so much. Don’t you agree?
To become an effective creative writer, the only thing that you can do is to follow your heart wherever it might lead you. For without your heart, you can’t go on a long journey to success. You won’t have the strength to overpower the challenges. You won’t develop the creativity that’s needed for the craft. And with that, you now know that passion is the recipe for success. What are you going to do about it? Or a much better question is, do you have the passion to write? Let me know what you think.