Guest blogger Rick Mofina on what it takes to be a writer:
The only guarantee that you will fail, is if you give up. The only thing impeding you stares back at you in the mirror. Don't make excuses for not writing. Create sentences. Don’t trouble other people looking for the magic beans, because you have them in your hand.
Get to work. You have to earn the right to be on a book shelf with all the other authors who have paid their dues. Do your homework, read, study the industry, be realistic and ask yourself the following: Are you a writer? Or, do you want “to be” a writer? Real writers reading this will understand the difference immediately. Those who don’t get the meaning of that, never will. And, as Stephen King, said, "Do not come to this lightly."
Oh yes, don’t quit your day job.
You can catch more of Rick Mofina's act at www.rickmofina.com