Elina Gollert:I’ve always been a writer at heart. From when I could write my own blog posts to when I couldn’t even make a living as a professional writer, I’ve always enjoyed creating and sharing my own stories. Writing has been a way for me to express myself and share my thoughts. . Suddenly, my writing wasn’t me anymore. It had become something I had to do to put food on the table. I no longer had time to write.
It’s been a hard 9 months for me, one I’ll never forget. But, at the end of the day, I’m a writer. And, as long as I’ve got my computer and my printer, it doesn’t matter where I am.
Why am I a writer?
Elina Gollert:Writing is a creative process. You can’t think, you can’t reason, you just have to write. You can’t force yourself to be creative when you’re not in the mood to. When you don’t feel like writing, you can still be productive by getting some work done. You can research a topic, read through some books, or even do some online work. You can also journal your thoughts. When you’re writing, you’re still productive even when you’re not in the mood to do so.
My journey as a writer
Elina Gollert:Writing is a solitary profession, and while you can certainly share your work with others, most likely you’ll be writing for yourself exclusively. It’s not unusual to be a self-publishing author for a few months before you start seeing your books in bookstores, and even then, you’ll be doing mostly solo work. You’ll have the majority of the profits from your books, but you’ll be the only one who has the satisfaction of knowing that.
I’ve always been a writer
Elina Gollert:You might be thinking, “Where did this ‘always’ come from?” Well, like so many things in life, I guess it had to come from somewhere. I’ve always loved to write and I always intended on being a writer. Many years later, when I was in college, I started writing for a school newspaper.
When the going got tough for an (indirect) author
So you’ve spent years writing for your passions—books, articles, or websites. But when you have to start looking for a job, it’s easy to get discouraged. You might start thinking, “I’ve wasted my life writing this. I should be working.” But, as with everything in life, writing is a trade—you make your money while you’re making it, and then you can do what you want. If you’re not making any money writing online courses, you could always write full time. But, for the most part, as an author, you’ll be writing only when you’re motivated to do so. And, at that point, writing is like any other creative activity: you have to put in the time and effort, or it won’t pay off.
Writing for a living is the career for me!
Elina Gollert:The only reason I’m writing this article is because I was rethinking my career path and thought about the possibility of writing full time. When I realized I could make a career out of it, the choice was easy. It’s a great feeling to know you have a calling and that you’re serving a great cause.
Writing has helped me overcome personal obstacles
Elina Gollert: In the beginning, when I was first starting out as an author, it was a huge challenge to get my book published. It’s not like you can just email a publishing company and let them publish your work. Even if you have a publisher in your home country, you have to go through a rigorous publishing process. You have to apply to the publishing companies in your home country, and then, if you’re accepted, you have to pay a publishing fee. If you fail to do so, your work will be returned to you unedited, and the publisher won’t be held responsible for any mistakes you make. Also, you have to be careful how you word your application. You have to be very specific about what you want, and where you want to publish your book. It’s not about being general—you have to be specific.
There’s always room for improvement!
As an author, there is always room for improvement. You never know how your book will turn out. Just because you think you’ve written a good book, that doesn’t mean that’s what the public wants to read. You never know! Plus, you can’t rely on your book to bring in the readers—the market is too tough nowadays. You’ve got to market yourself. There’s always room for improvement.
Writing is a creative process. You can’t think, you can’t reason, you just have to write. You can’t force yourself to be creative when you’re not in the mood to. When you don’t feel like writing, you can still be productive by getting some work done. You can research a topic, read through some books, or even do some online work. You can also journal your thoughts. When you’re writing, you’re still productive even when you’re not in the mood to do so.