After a long hiatus, I finally finished the short chapter of Wrath in the novella “VII” available on Wattpad. After I completed the story, I realize just how much I do enjoy writing fiction. In reality, this part should have been complete shortly after I began writing it. But, procrastination set in and I found myself doing other things. Sound familiar? How often has putting something off delayed success for yourself?
It’s All About Effort
No matter what task you set your mind to, it’s all about the amount of effort that gauges success. After all, you will never know if that novel will work as a best seller unless you try. And that’s where a lot of people get derailed. Without effort, there is really no telling just how far you can take your ability.
Don’t Knock Yourself Down
Another part of not fulfilling your dreams is by knocking yourself down. No one is harder on my writing than myself. But if I kept looking down at my skills and filling my heart with doubt, I wouldn’t have come this far. Sure, I am still relatively unknown for fictional pieces such as Wrath, but I am quite a success as a ghostwriter.
Out of more than 5,500 pieces of content I’ve developed for clients since 2012, only three have been rejected. Two of which were not even my fault. My point is that you must have faith in yourself and your talents if you want to get anywhere in any career. Just because one group of people doesn’t like your art, it doesn’t mean it won’t resonate within others.
For example, I hate death metal music. But, there are a lot of people who love it. You’re not going to please everyone, so don’t let that stop you from doing something you love.
Give Wrath a Read
So, here it is. Chapter 5. I know it’s a bit short, but the next chapeters are going to be far more involved. And remember, if you want to be successful at any given project, it takes effort. Otherwise, you’re doing nothing but wasting your own time wondering, “What if?”