Doing What You Love

We’ve all heard the saying… “Find something you love to do and you’ll never work a day in your life.”

As much as I believe this saying to be true, there are components of EVERY job that will at some point become tedious or exhausting or downright boring.  For many people (be still, my heart), writing can often be one of these things.

So what to say about this… did you know that writing doesn’t have to be a dreaded part of your work?  There are a few ways to get around this:

  1. Hire someone who loves to write!  Ok, Amber, nice shameless plug there…  Of course, ARticulate loves to write, but that’s the ticket right there.  Not that you NEED ARticulate, but you NEED someone who loves to write.  The passion for the right words, the perfect expressions and phrasing – this passion is what you want to come through when someone reads your book, promotional material, info brochure, etc.
  2. Hire an editor.  Ideally, you won’t have to pay as much since you will have completed the tough work of coming up with all the relevant content.  But having a keen eye look over your material to tweak and finesse the finished product… well, can we really put a price on that?
  3. Set realistic writing goals.  As with any project, it’s good to keep your goal realistic and attainable for YOU.  If that means taking things pretty slowly, and committing yourself to writing one paragraph per day, than maybe that’s what you need to do.
  4. Recognize if writing is not your thing, and if your time and talent are better utilized elsewhere.  We all have different gifts, and that’s something to celebrate, not mourn.  If writing is not among your gifts or passions, then refer to numbers 1 and 2 above.

Hoping you can find passion in your next writing task – whether it’s writing passionately or passionately handing it over to someone who loves to write.