Getting published is every writer’s goal. Having your work packed in pages for people to read is a huge accomplishment. Although this is every writer’s dream, it is unfortunate that it isn’t always realized. Here’s why:
1. Not Writing
If you do not write, what do you intend to publish? Your birth certificate? Settle down, think about your potential book and get to work! The greatest books ever published began with a word. Lay the foundation, plant that seed and watch your garden flourish. Remember, one word at a time.
Start now! Don’t postpone anything – the writing, proofreading, or anything else that would add ‘Author’ to your achievements. Procrastination is the enemy of success; chase it away with a koboko if you have to.
3. Lack of Self-confidence
Thinking your manuscript isn’t good enough is a major hindrance to the journey of becoming a published author. You need to know your capabilities and worth as a writer. If you are not confident in your work, you should change that this instance. Your mind is beautiful, and your manuscript reflects that beauty.
4. Depending on People’s Opinion
Waiting for a go-ahead from people will only delay and eventually render your manuscript invisible. Not everyone is expected to support you, especially in the writing field. Most people do not think a career can be made out of writing. So don’t let those naysayers put you down. The key to gaining confidence as a writer is through the personal acceptance of your work.
5. Pressing Phone
Remember when your mother said pressing phone would put you in trouble? Well, it has become a threat to your long-term goal. Stop slaying for the gram, stop gisting on WhatsApp, leave Snapchat’s flower filter alone. Social media can be addictive and distacting and could make you lose focus of what is important.