Your unpublished work is the treasure trove ready to be discovered by those who need to hear your words.
Never stop writing. Do not quit. You don’t know how many lives you can touch by your words.
There may be a vast multitude of books, websites, and blogs, but each one is unique because every writer’s voice is tailor-made for a specific audience. Everyone may not like you, your writing style, or your stories… but that doesn’t mean you don’t have an audience. Each of us have different views and perspectives, so one book may not be for everyone, and that’s OK. You’ll have some people who won’t like you, some may vehemently criticize or misunderstand you, then you may have others who will love your work. Some people in your audience may even go as far as to leave a heartfelt review or message you to let you know how much they appreciate your work.
And best of all, your writing can touch lives, and that is one of the most important things to me.
So Dear Writer,
You may not notice the value of your work, but believe me it is there. But it will only stay there if you constantly work hard to refine it, so that you can express your thoughts coherently and accurately. Writing is an essential art form of sacred communication and expression that can, not only entertain, but it can also heal others.
Spoken words carry vibrations that can build and repair broken souls. Even written words can be as powerful, especially when you’ve been mastering the skill of prose writing, and the art of compelling storytelling. The reader can read aloud those same words that YOU typed in that book. Your words are being spoken by others. Your message is being sent across the globe for those who get a hold of your literary gold.
Even when you pass away, your writing will live on for generations to come. Your writing will long live, and will reach into the right hands for those who seek it. Your story could be the very thing they’ve been searching for. It may be like a needle in a haystack, but once it is found it becomes a treasure trove for that reader. Your voice comes to life as they read it aloud even when you’re long gone.
When it comes to writing, it becomes more fulfilling when we do it for the enjoyment of it, and for the appreciation of the art form. I don’t want to rely on financial incentives because I’ve found a greater motivation for me, and that is the fact that writing has saved me from turmoil. It has helped me make sense out of life, and allowed me to overcome the negativity I was around. It is one of the greatest forms of cathartic release. And the same way it healed me, I know it can heal others. So, I want to pass on the message.
Us, writers are messengers with a mission. We all have different messages to send for different audiences, and at the end of the day our job is to provoke thought, stimulate minds, inspire positivity, and engage creative imaginations, all through printed texts.
So, please never give up. Give yourself a break when you need to refresh yourself but do not procrastinate.
What motivates me to keep going is my confidence and belief in my work. And how much it can help others. Only YOU have the control to determine the value of your work, so believe in yourself, and also sharpen your talent closest to perfection, and that isn’t so bad when you enjoy what you do.
What we need to do as writers is never stop loving what we do. Don’t lose your joy of writing. Don’t forget why you started writing in the first place. If you can keep that flame alive, you will be just fine. You have to have a healthy relationship with your writing: give yourself space but do not neglect it, remember why you love it, and keep working at it without letting it become a chore. Don’t let the very thing you love stress you out into quitting.
Don’t surround yourself with people who discourage you from pursuing what YOU know is YOUR PURPOSE. Each of us have been assigned a mission, so only YOU know what YOU must do. This isn’t for money or fame. This is for the appreciation of the literary arts and the love of healing through the spoken and written word that has enriched the souls of many.
I hope this message reaches my fellow writers, empaths, and old souls.
I hope you have a great day!
Sincerely, a writer.