I have a few writer friends who have quit writing. Their reasons vary from health related to too many changes in the publishing industry to not enough money in writing.
Here’s a news flash: We’ll never get paid what we think we’re worth.
I’ve written for money and I’ve written for free. I’ve written for contributor’s copies, a byline and I’ve written for an online subscription. About the only place I draw the line is: no byline, no article. A girl’s gotta get something outta the deal!
Would we really keep writing if we never got paid? Do we love it that much? When we work on our novels, we’re writing for free but we hope and pray we’ll sell those books. If we knew we’d never sell them, would we keep writing them? Where can free writing take us? We’re always learning, of course, but can’t it lead (in the long run) to bigger, better opportunities? Of course, it can.
I hope we all continue to do what we love and refuse to be discouraged by those who criticize us or unknowingly block our progress.
I hope you’ll never be too proud to write for free, but always remember how much you love writing.
I hope you always remember that if you have a goal, a dream, a desire – there’s a way to accomplish it.
And that you’ll always walk through the doors and windows that open. -Believe me, they open when you least expect it.