Writing for a Higher Purpose
Why do you write? Have you ever thought about it? Many writers dream to see their work published, or the movie come out, and their name in the best seller’s list. This is all good, and striving for the best should always be there in our most important to do list. However, we run into problems when this is all we care about, and all we strive for – becoming published and known. When you put such amount of pressure on yourself, creativity will suffer. When your focus becomes something else outside writing, and your attention leaves the page, your work suffers. When being published becomes more important than writing, you have lost yourself as a writer.
When listening to best-selling author’s being interviewed, most of them express that they love to write, and they would not have it any other way. They are thrilled at how things have turned around for them, but number one seems to be the love for writing. And by loving what they do, and doing what they love, the money seems to come at the right time.
You may think writers have to eat too. And that is the absolute truth, however, you can make an income without losing focus. It is when your attention is taken away from the story and put on the $$$ that your work will become weak.
Why not write for a Higher Purpose instead?