Today I decided to read other blogs. I started reading blog posts by other writers, or aspiring writers, like me. I thought it would help me, but it wasn’t as fun as a thought it would be. What I read was how there are no jobs, how they have quit jobs to pursue writing but now can’t find one, basically discouraging any aspiring writer from pursuing his career.
This got me a little down at first, but then I thought, what are the odds of me being the next J.K. Rowling or Isabel Allende. All I could see were excuses for not being successful and not trying anything else and instead of discouraging me, this just motivated me more.
I know that being a writer is hard, very hard, but instead of discouraging me, this made me want to work harder and to put more than everything into my journalism masters and my writing. These blogs really helped me in reminding me what I shouldn’t be doing. I don’t have to blame the universe or find excuses, I just need to work harder and keep writing.
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I’m an aspiring writer still looking for exactly what I want to write about, with a lot of creativity, imagination and desire to write.
I studied Writing and Rhetoric at Syracuse University where I explored many different sides of writing through my classes and extracurricular activities in order to narrow my search for an identity as a writer.
I have written for Citrus TV Noticias and La Voz magazine, both of which gave me the chance to explore different mediums in which to write in. Through Citrus TV Noticias I also gained experience in translating from English to Spanish and vice versa, which is also something that I would be interested in working on since I am fluent in both of these languages. I was also an intern at Syracuse University Press where I got hands on experience in what goes into actually editing and publishing a book.
Through out the last four years I have faced a lot of challenges, which helped chape the person I am today. After being in a tragic car accident, being in comma, having a Traumatic Brain Injury, and being in therapy for over a year, I am a new me, willing to face challenges and knowing how to deal with them. I want to write about my accident and life after it to help others, show them it can be done and help in any way I can.
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Tú eres escritora y ya debes empezar el libro. Sigue con el blog pero empieza a escribir el libro ya. Esa es tu pasión, hazlo ya.
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