Do you dream of a successful travel writing career? All it takes is the right attitude, dedication, and perseverance. Most people give up on their dreams before they’ve had the chance to take root. Our society is one of “quick results.” Many people want instantaneous gratification and satisfaction. It does not work that way. You most hone and nurture your writing skills, henceforth, nurture your dream!
The article “Struggling as a Freelance Writer” by Antonio Graceffo is a very inspiring story. Antonio tells of his trials and tribulations of being a freelance writer. He published a story in “Propane Salesman Monthly” and went to the store to purchase a copy of the magazine. Alas, the checkout girl was not impressed.
Here is an excerpt from the article: “The novice writer believes the editor read his stuff and rejected it because it was bad. The novice writer then scraps what he wrote, changes his style, and tries again. Jack London, on the other hand, believed in himself and what he had written. He saved all of his rejected items in a trunk, for years. When he became famous, he knew he could sell anything he had ever written. He opened up that trunk and sold every piece of previously rejected material. He actually sent pieces in with red REJECTION stamps on them, and they were purchased. Some of the pieces had been rejected from free, non-paying, magazines, and were now purchased, for top dollar, by prestigious periodicals.” To read Antonio’s story, visit Antonio-Adventure.blogspot.com.
Jack London, the famous author of great books such as “White Fang” and “The Call of the Wild” was rejected at one point in his writing career. All it takes is one BIG BREAK! It could be a magazine or newspaper article, a blog, periodical, or journal that catapults you into unknown travel writing waters. Before you know it, you will be traveling forward in your career. Stay the course, keep writing, and don’t give up!