How to become a writer:
Take a pen. Write.
How to stay a writer:
Take a pen. Write. Don't stop.
Be stubborn as a mule.
There are those days when all your good words hide in your left sock and refuse to come out -
and even if they do, they smell like old fish and skunk after a messy rendezvous.
You write.. Delete!
You write... Delete!
You write, write, write
...and edited out the whole chapter later.
Be stubborn, write nonetheless. Use those other words you buried in the drawer with the socks you never wear cause they are
and littered with holes.
Never mind, you still can stitch the mess together and dye it a beautiful colour later.
Just make sure those ideas in your head get caught in your messy fishnet of ugly socks first.
And edit it, damn it, edit it!
Edit it, before you dare hitting any publishing-buttons.
No one wants to read ugly, smelly socks after all, even if they've got precious ideas inside them.
Your pretty socks were nothing but dirty sheep wool
before someone put some serious effort into them.
Be cruelly honest with yourself:
If there is nothing in your fishnet of ugly socks,
throw it away!
No amount of editing can fix this.
Be open to critique,
but don't let it drown you.
A critique is a valuable opinion,
but so is yours.
Read, read, read, read, read.
Cause how do you want to
catch precious ideas,
adorn them with beautifully spun words,
and dye them in metaphors,
without ever knowing what
But the most important thing is that you write.
Take a pen, write, and don't stop.