Young Writers…

Weren’t we all once?

The Babbling Flow of a Fledgling Scribbler: Young Writers…ROCK ON!!.

I feel like I could have written this post myself…

I recently stumbled across a blog with a post written about college students and why they shouldn’t try so hard to get published while in college–because they’ll miss too much of the “college” experience. … After college I got a job in marketing. And then in Government consulting. And then in teaching (math, of all things). I wasted those five years, nine actually, if you count the four while in school. If I’d focused on writing during that time, maybe I’d already have a few books in the stores.

Myself, I did a lot of idea development during my college and post-college years. I guess if you count the start of my wanting to be a professional writer for real as 2007, then really, that’s only 3 years post-college, but I went to college for 6 years when you include undergrad and grad school. So, all told, I also “wasted” nine years, just like Sara.

My one comfort is that I can usually look up writers I like on Wikipedia and find that they are a lot older than I am. Of course, most of them also have a bibliography that go back a ways, but I try to ignore that so I can tell myself that it’s okay to if I have to write for a few more years before I actually get anything worthy of publishing.

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2 thoughts on “Young Writers…

  1. saramcclung

    Aw thanks for this by the way ๐Ÿ™‚ I do the same thing when I find out how much longer author's I really like have been writing than I have… Ignore. Ignore. Ignore. Keep self-esteem…BLISS ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. nelswadycki

      That's also why every once in a while, I read a books that's just mediocre. I get inspired by reading awesome authors, but it's good to read something that's published that makes you say “I can do better than that.” Self-esteem.

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