Life as a Struggling Writer

writing-a-script_1 Struggling as a writer or an author is not something you want to go through. I don’t even like it myself, but I’m getting through it.

Life of a struggling writer can be stressful and emotional roller coaster ride. We think why can’t I get anybody to buy my novel. I have the same problem. I know a lot of people that know me that don’t read Paranormal/Horror novels. I don’t want just my family and friends to buy my novel; I want strangers to buy it as well.

Us struggling writers wonder why we can’t make it as an author or a writer. I think these things too. A lot. I do have my novel on Amazon.com. I use to check it all the time to see if someone has bought it and nothing has changed. So I just I stopped checking it and went on with my life.

Months later I realized that maybe nobody knows about it because I’m not doing anything to get people to know about it. That’s when I started to talk about on Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr. Nothing still has not changed, but hopefully it will. That’s another thing about a struggling writer we think about wanting people to buy our books and when nobody does we stop and think is this something I want to continue on to do in my life. Should I continue to write or should I go get a job that I can get paid for. I’ve had these thoughts before, but I can’t EVER stop writing. It’s what I do and it’s what keeps me going on through the day.

I go to the library all the time and I always go straight to the YA section because I write YA novels too. I take a book of the shelf and I stare at the cover and look at the back as well. I think to myself I hope my novel that I wrote and put a lot of hard work into will be on the shelf someday soon. I want to see my author photo on the back. All of us struggling writers want that.

Here are some things that a struggling writer’s think about and want

*They think and want to be on the New York Times Best Selling List
*They want to afford to have a book signing
*They want to sell A LOT of books and make money so they don’t have to worry
*They want to travel the world and meet people
*They want to be known as an author
*They want to see plenty of money in the bank from their book sells
*They want their book to become a movie
*They need fans to like and love their work
*They want to go to events and meet other writers
*They want to touch and hold their novel they have worked on for months and years at a time (Only a writer will experience these feelings)
*They want to see their name printed on the front of their novel
*They want to not worry about if they have enough money in the bank

 

Published by Ashley Lovell Author

Ashley Lovell is the author of The Wish & Awakened Evil. She lives in her apartment with her two cats (Spook and Batman.) She started to write in the summer of 2005. Throughout her writing career, she has written song lyrics, poems, short stories, and novel series. She joined the Marion County Writers Workshop in 2010. She was in the top 10 in The Write Place book contest. And also, has several short stories featured in charity anthologies. When Ashley was growing up, she lived out in the country surrounded by cows, chickens, cats, five dogs, corn fields, dirt roads, and a patch of woods behind the house. She loves to drink French Vanilla coffee in the mornings when she writes. She is also a supporter of black cats and believes they are good luck. She loves to write creepy stories in the dark. You can find Ashley at Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, ​and Instagram to see updates and news on her work.

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