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What to do when you want to give up on being a writer

Updated: Feb 25



Today you don't feel like writing. You question if you are even a good writer. You wonder if your writing makes an impact on anyone. You are simply not getting enough money from being a writer. Writing is starting to feel tedious. Your writing was rejected. You just don't have any more ideas. Some or all of these thoughts may be running through your head right now, making you question if you should be a writer. What's the point? You may be wondering.

Well, if you are reading this right now, it is because somewhere deep inside of you, you know you still want to be a writer, but you are looking for some sort of sign or validation that you are on the right path.

I am here today to tell you, yes, you should still be a writer, and this is why.

Writers are rare, creative, and special creatures. We have the ability to articulate complex thoughts, express deep emotions, entertain, communicate, and transport minds to whole new worlds.

I personally believe that everyone who has at one point in their life felt a strong desire to be a writer is truly meant to be a writer. Being a writer is not just a job. It is a calling. It is the ability to change the world. Whether you are a blogger, author, journalist, or even an aspiring writer, your writing matters. Your writing can change someone's life for the better, even if sometimes it feels mundane.

So today you are in a weird funk, it could simply be because you woke up on the wrong side of the bed, or it could be something someone said. We have all been there, but the real question is, what are you going to do about it? Are you going to wallow in your misery and doubt, or are you going to find your spark again?

The best thing to do when you are starting to question your path is to reset your intention.

Ask yourself why you chose to become a writer in the first place? Why did you want to become one? What were the thoughts and feelings that first came to your mind that made you excited about becoming a writer? Sit down, and on a piece of paper, writer down the pros and cons of being a writer. Honestly ask yourself why?

Whether you wanted fame, status, wealth, or making a positive difference in people's lives, there is no wrong answer. There is nothing inherently evil with having those desires. Sometimes we want to quit because we don't feel worthy of the things we want. I am here today to tell you, you can have anything you want. This life is all about making choices and experiencing outcomes.

If you want something bad enough and continue to put your time and energy into it, it will eventually grow.

Just because you don't see direct results now doesn't mean those results aren't coming. Perhaps this is life's way of testing you or encouraging you to be patient. No bodybuilder became muscular overnight, and no caterpillar was born with wings. Both take a process. For all you know, you can be in the cacoon state right now, ready for metamorphosis, but if you quit now, all that work and progress will be for nothing.

Do not quit.

Trust your intuition, rekindle your spark, write for just one more day. If writing truly doesn't make you happy, then perhaps it is not for you. But if you are unsure of your feelings, if at one point you thought you should be a writer, if you are having doubts about your ability, don't give up.

The world needs your ideas. The world wants to hear your voice despite what you initially may think. You have a gift, and it is selfish to not share it. The fact that you are still reading this tells me you know you don't really want to give up. You know deep down this is the right path for you. Don't get discouraged. Don't listen to the naysayers and forget about the results. Right now, ask your higher self, pray, meditate, ponder if you should continue. You will get your answer. The answer should result in a feeling of calm, excitement, or relief.

I wish you all the best on your journey. You are more special than you know.

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