NPR published an article about Amanda Hocking’s amazing success story:
I already knew her amazing story, but there was a great piece of writing advice at the end of the article that helped validate the resolution I made to make time to write everyday:
Before we leave her story, however, Hocking has some advice to share. She says she got it off a video from Mark Hoppus of the band Blink-182.
“He said that it’s not enough to have a passion — you have to have a work ethic,” she says. “That’s been the most life-changing advice that I got, because I had a passion for writing — and I know a lot of other people do, too — but it’s not enough to just want something, you have to be able to work for it, too, and put in the hours and the time.”
Not only will putting in the hours get words on the page, but hopefully the more hours you put in, the better writer you will become. Great advice from someone who’s found a happily ever after in writing.
And if you haven’t read Amanda Hocking’s Trylle series (which was previously published only in e-book form), the first book, Switched, came out in paperback this week. I adored this series (click here for my review) and you should definitely check it out!