Here’s my recipe for being a writer:
1 direct line to God the Father (aka prayer)
2 heaping c. of “learn the ropes”
4 c. BIC (butt in chair) time (aka writing, writing, writing)
2 c. reading widely
1 writers market guide
1 c. ongoing education and conferences
½ c. business know-how/record keeping
½ c. critique group
1/2 c. business emails
1 thick skin
2 c. positive outlook
8 c. perseverance and determination
1 1/2 c. blogging
½ c. Facebook and other social media
1 T. fellowship at monthly writers group
1/8 c. networking on other blogs
Mix all together and let simmer. Add humor and journaling to taste and eat chocolate as needed. Do this every work day.
So what does it take to do your job? What would your recipe look like? As you consider the ingredients for your recipe, do you see anything in your life that needs to be altered?
“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.” Colossians 3:23
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