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The Work Doesn’t Stop Once You ‘Make It’

Meg Dowell Writes

We’ve all had that thought.

“Once I’m done with the book I’m writing, I’ll finally be able to relax.”

“Once I submit this proposal, I’ll be able to breathe again.”

“As soon as this round of blog posts is finished, things will get much easier.”

But you won’t. You won’t. And they don’t.

The same goes for finding any kind of success in writing. You think all your problems will be solved as soon as you hit a major milestone, when in reality, writing is something that will be ongoing for as long as you keep doing it.

Don’t do the work with the hope of one day being able to stop or even slow down. Because there’s always the possibility you won’t have that luxury, ever. And THAT creates room for you to burn yourself out trying to reach an end that may never come.

And you don’t want…

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I write YA as Traci Kenworth. I also write romance as Loleta Abi.

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