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16 Inspirational Quotes To Keep You Focused On Your Writing Business

You want to believe you've got the makings of a successful writing business on your hands. After all, you started with one client and your laptop, and here you are three weeks later with four new clients added to the mix. These are good clients, too – and they love your work.

Things are working.

You're doing what you're passionate about.

But for one reason or another, you keep doubting yourself. Your confidence is up and down – even with the recent success. And you can't help but wonder if this will be short-lived.

Trust me ... I've been there, too. Honestly, I think anyone who puts themselves out there as a business owner battles a riot of emotions – most of which you can't quite explain. But I'm here to tell you that you DO have something special on your hands.

All you need is a confidence boost and a few encouraging words of wisdom.

So with that said, I want to use the rest of the space in this blog post to share inspirational quotes that will hopefully keep you focused on writing and your writing business and all the GREAT things that will come your way very soon.

And yes, I'm starting the list below with a line from my book, Write Like You Mean It: Mastering Your Passion for the Written Word. It's my blog, after all! :)

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16 Inspirational Quotes To Keep You Focused On Your Writing Business

"Look, I knew the whole idea reeked of failure. I was giving up a decent salary to chase a dream that historically doesn't pay well and isn't as stable as banking, selling insurance, or the medical field. But I also believed wholeheartedly that we should all do what we are passionate about. Sometimes, it takes drastic measures to make that happen. And I wasn't going to allow myself to fail." – Steve Gamel, Write Like You Mean It.

"A big business starts small." – Richard Branson.

"Don't be timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment." – Ralph Waldo Emerson.

"Always believe that something big is about to happen." – Unknown author.

"When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor." – Elon Musk.

"Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work." – Stephen King.

"I know for sure what we dwell on is who we become." – Oprah Winfrey.

“A writer is a writer not because she writes well and easily, because he has amazing talent, because everything she does is golden. In my view, a writer is a writer because even when there is no hope, even when nothing you do shows any sign of promise, you keep writing anyway.” – Junot Diaz.

"Nothing can dim the light which shines from within." – Maya Angelou.

"The best way to predict the future is to create it." – Abraham Lincoln.

"The things you regret most in life are the risks you didn't take." – Lewis Carroll.

“Writing isn't about making money, getting famous, getting dates, getting laid, or making friends. In the end it's about enriching the lives of those who will read your work, and enriching your own life as well. It's about getting up, getting well, and getting over. Getting happy, okay? Getting happy. ...this a permission slip: you can, you should, and if you're brave enough to start, you will. Writing is magic, as much the water of life as any other creative art. The water is free. So drink. Drink and be filled up.”― Stephen King.

"If you wait for the right time or the good times to start a business, you wait all your life." – Fran Tarkenton.

"As an entrepreneur, you have to be OK with failure. If you're not failing, you're likely not pushing yourself hard enough." – Alexa Von Tobel.

"You can, you should, and if you're brave enough to start, you will." – Stephen King.

"To have a successful writing career, you must be willing to sacrifice a great deal. The book, the deadline come first before anything else. Writing is not a job; it is a lifestyle, and it is a roller-coaster ride of highs and lows. You need self-confidence and an iron carapace." – Virginia Henley.

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I feel an incredible sense of responsibility to share with other writers and editors who are just starting out on their own what worked for me, what didn't, what I wish I did differently, and everything in between. This way, they can start their writing business faster and with more confidence than I ever had all those many years ago.

A writing consulting and coaching professional works collaboratively with a writer to help take their passion for writing from a hobby to a successful freelance writing career. We aren’t your editor, writer, ghostwriter, or second set of eyes, and we won’t take the steps toward small-business ownership for you. But we will coach you through getting that business started, including giving you practical advice, actionable step-by-step instructions, accountability and structure, and anything else we can do to help you overcome obstacles that may pop up.

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There are hundreds of ways to flex your creative writing muscles and build a successful freelance writing business. And we want to help.

Thank you for reading!

STEVE GAMEL is the President & Owner of Edit This®, a writing and editing services company in Denton, TX. He is also a consultant and coach and the author of Write Like You Mean It: Mastering Your Passion for the Written Word. Steve handles anything involving the written word. Give him a call today to help give your business a clear voice.

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