Being a writer is a funny thing. I suppose it all depends on who we are writing for. I suppose I am not making any sense at all as I try to collect my thoughts, so let me start at the beginning.
When writing is your passion, you often begin to write simply as an outlet for your random musings or creative ideas that are swimming around your head, where you write for no one but yourself. This can be quite lonely, speaking on the page only to yourself, so somewhere along the way, perhaps out of curiosity over what people will think, you may start to share some of what you have written with others, and if you’re brave enough, you may even elicit their feedback.
Over time, as your confidence builds in your writing abilities, you may perhaps begin to write with an audience in mind, hoping to win over the judges in a writing competition or the editor of a publication, or simply aspiring to entertain or bring about some positive benefit in your reader.
So in light of the possible journey many writers share, the question remains – how do you fail as a writer?
I believe I know how. Continue reading “The time I failed as a writer (but succeeded as an entrepreneur)”