All writers have a different path. That sounds terribly pretentious and vague and the sort of inspirational crap that goes on a coffee mug, but let me explain.
Some writers have written successful debut novels by the time they’re 25. Some don’t even start writing until they’re retired. Some plan and plan. Some just sit down and start writing. Some know exactly what books they want to be writing and in what genre. Some play with genres and ideas until they find the right one (or invent their own genre). Some wait years for success. Some are overnight successes.
But the point of it all is – something is written. I can’t say the path doesn’t matter, because finding the right path is key. The path can be long and difficult and you may make a lot of wrong turnings. But not all paths are the same. Just because someone else found success doing things a certain way, doesn’t mean you have to too.
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