No one ever said that being a professional writer was easy. In fact, it can be quite difficult, and at times, very discouraging. There are times when you will wonder why you ever decided to become a writer in the first place.
The sad reality is that most writers will never achieve the level of success that they desire. They will toil away for years, writing article after article, book after book, without ever seeing their work in the spotlight.
There are a number of reasons for this. First of all, the publishing industry is incredibly competitive. It is very difficult to get your work noticed, let alone published, in today’s market.
Secondly, even if you are lucky enough to get your work published, it is very difficult to make a living as a writer. Unless you are one of the few writers who become best-sellers, you will likely have to supplement your income with other jobs.
And finally, the writing life can be very lonely. You will spend hours, sometimes days, sitting in front of your computer, struggling to come up with the perfect words. You will make countless sacrifices, all in the name of your craft.
So why do people become writers? Because they have a passion for it. They can’t imagine doing anything else.
If you are thinking about becoming a professional writer, just be prepared for the reality of the situation. It’s not all glamour and fame. But it can be rewarding, in its own way.