Fitness doesn’t merely stop at keeping yourself trim or in a shape other than round. You mental health is also affected by food and exercise. I’m not just talking about combating depression or anxiety. In fact, the state of your mind can be vital to your success in just about everything you do. Maintaining rationality when the kids are screaming in your ear, keeping your composure while standing in a slow check-out line, and even a writing career can all be affected by your current mentality.
When I first started writing, it was commonplace for me to experience a form of writer’s block. Even on topics that I know a lot about, I still had trouble coming up with something. Then I realized, I was overthinking the project. Now, more than four years later, I started to have the same problem when writing stories on Wattpad. Overthinking anything can easily prevent success. It’s being able to identify when this is happening that can help you fix the problem.
Working from home can be fun, rewarding and profitable…as long as you have the right mindset. In order to succeed, you need to put in a fair amount of effort. Whether you’re planning on ghostwriting like I do or looking to write a best seller, it all centers around how serious you are. Speaking from experience, it can be difficult at times to succeed as a writer working from home.
A lot of potential writers seem to have several misconceptions regarding success while developing content. Often times, they assume they will be an online sensation from day one. While it’s true that few authors can become viral on the Internet almost overnight, there are several realities that come into play. You can’t obsess about being noticed if you want to succeed. It could affect your writing style as well as your drive to continue. It’s all about keeping things in perspective.
Recently, I’ve been working on publishing a few short stories on Wattpad. So far, it’s been a great deal of fun as I’ve been entering small contests based on various themes. I wasn’t halfway through my first story when I realized that I was still focusing on AP style writing. It was almost like I was writing a piece for a client rather than myself. It looked as though I was having a hard time separating the ghostwriter from the author.