Writing Is A Personal Journey


What I Wish I Had Known As A Young Writer: Writing Is A Personal Journey To Improvement. As opposed to being a sport, writing is an exercise.

Like any other career, the more you stick with it, the more you learn about the material. After working in online content production and marketing for a time, I’ve come to this realisation. Writing is an exercise, not a contest. The key to being self-driven is to treat writing like exercise. Which is extremely advantageous for your quest for personal development. Your chances of surviving are better and your capacity for growth is greater if you are more self-driven. Pushing is uncommon in non-self-driven people. Furthermore, growth is not feasible without a push. Unfortunately, this is how many authors view it. They thus encounter issues and challenges linked to such viewpoint.

If your writing is not improving, it’s probably because you view it as a form of rivalry. that you are competing with another author. that you must publish two things in order to surpass someone who publishes one every day. That is a profoundly flawed strategy for growth. When competition serves as the motivation for an action, growth is challenging. The key to personal development is still being self-driven. Be independent.

An Assurance Against Discouragement – The fact that it lessens the impact of failure is another significant advantage of writing from a workout viewpoint. You’ll undoubtedly experience moments during your journey when you feel like a failure. In the workplace, failure is a given. You are not alone if you are going through one; we have all been there before and will all soon experience something else similar. Though it could be disastrous to feel inadequate. After a particular publication rejected my work and one day threatened to terminate my writing contract if I continued to submit such kinds of draughts, I went into a depressive episode. For a good 14 days, I actually suffered from depression. The encounter wasn’t pleasant. The exercise mentality is quite helpful in this situation.

Falling along the way won’t have a significant psychological impact if you approach writing as exercise. You’ll take it for granted, stand up, dust your clothing, and continue jogging. In retrospect, I perceived writing as a contest. I aspired to publish in a journal like a certain author. I had some success. Some people fell short. The ones that didn’t work absolutely destroyed me. I gave up writing for almost 30 days in a row because I was depressed. This went on until I realised that it is exceedingly unlikely that you will ever become discouraged if you approach writing as an exercise rather than a contest. The best resistance to discouragement comes from a genuine drive to action.

Never forget – The key to consistency and personal progress in writing is to approach it as a personal journey. If your writing isn’t improving, it’s likely that your competitive mindset is sabotaging your prospects of improvement. that you must follow another author’s example or publish in the same journal as them. Everything is focused at comparing you to them and your achievements to theirs. Instead of acting like someone else, act like you. Even in your darkest states, you will never fail at being yourself. You may fail at everything else. Keep in mind that writing is personal.

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8 Comments Add yours

  1. Bling says:

    Hopefully, i too joined this journey and this is really fun!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. GS says:

      Good Luck

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Taran says:

    Congratulations on getting published! It’s been a while since I have been, and even then it was a boring and technical mess. I’d say ‘coming soon’, but it’s a labor of love, and so maybe not.

    You are correct. Writing is a personal journey. There are times when we write things we ourselves don’t understand only to read later and understand.

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    1. GS says:

      I wish you good luck for your writing journey. Come back soon.


  3. Lori says:

    Writing is VERY personal. I think, whether feeling competitive or not, writers tend to have moments where we totally lose confidence in our work. My first drafts are so ugly that I question what makes me think I’m a writer at all. Then when I edit, fix, change, refine, the more it comes together, the more confident I become. Yes and YES to practice. I think, perhaps experience is the best teacher.

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    1. GS says:

      Writing therapy is a form of expressive therapy that uses the act of writing and processing the written word as therapy. Writing therapy posits that writing one’s feelings gradually eases feelings of emotional trauma.

      Liked by 1 person

  4. tisupafly says:

    Good luck ! And thank you for writing

    Liked by 1 person

    1. GS says:

      Thank you. Good luck for your writing too.

      Liked by 1 person

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