Any freelance writer can tell you that self-motivation is a major component in becoming successful. Unfortunately, any freelance writer can also tell you that instant gratification is not the name of the game.

This can lead to serious problems in staying motivated while you start your (hopefully) profitable blog.

I fell off for the past two weeks. A combination of other responsibilities and general discouragement with the process led me to stop working entirely. I’m not proud. But I’m not too ashamed either. If you dig around the sad, derelict corners of the internet, you can find loads of blogs that started out with great ideas and great content but fizzled after three or four posts, because frankly, it’s tough to keep writing if you know that nobody is reading it. That’s the difference between keeping a journal and running a profitable blog as a professional freelance writer.

Fortunately, I told everyone I knew what I was working on. So I’m sort of stuck with it, and after the crash, I’m back in the saddle.

Plus, a motivational pup.

Don’t let the literary pup down.

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