What is writing for you? Do you consider it a hobby or a job?
I've read many articles online and on other people's blogs that if you want to get published then you should stop treating writing like a hobby and start treating it like a job.
I did try to treat my writing as a job but it got so boring! I was putting so much effort into it and structuring my writing time so much that I ended up getting bored and searching for cute husky pictures online (I fooking love huskies!).
My writing is at its worst when I try to treat it like a job and sit for hours and hours writing non-stop. It's because I get so bored. I'd rather be able to get up every ten minutes to walk around my room, stretch a bit and then stick my head out of my window to get some fresh air. I like to play music while thinking about my writing and love to browse the internet for inspiration but the second I begin enjoying it, I see it more as a hobby and less as a job.
After years and years of being told
job = boring
hobby = fun
I've struggled to treat writing as a job because I just love writing so much, treating it like a job bores me.
So does that mean I'll never get published?
No, it doesn't. The important thing when writing is to take it seriously. Treat your projects with respect. Set some goals. Breathe some life into it. Love it. And have fun.
Because taking it seriously means you get something done and writing being a hobby means that you can enjoy it too. And writing is really hard when you hate it. I should know, I've had writer's block!
So take writing seriously but don't forget to have fun while you're at it. And don't treat it like a job! Jobs are boring. Treat it more like a profession. That sounds more fun! :D