In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “I Got Skills.”
There is absolutely no question what skill I would want if I could be a master of any possible skill. In this mystical world where I could be the most amazing person ever at one particular skill, I would definitely chose writing. It may seem like a silly choice when there are so many other possibilities out there, but if I could magically become the greatest writer in the world, I would take that chance in a heartbeat.
I love writing. I love it so much that I wish I could do it 24-7 for the rest of my life. But the depressing thing about writing is that it is one of those things that is ridiculously difficult (some might say even almost impossible) to make a career out of. Even if I write and publish a hundred books, there’s no guarantee that anyone will buy them. Even if I write on this blog multiple times a day, every day, for the rest of my life, there’s no guarantee that anyone will read it. Even if I commit myself to an endless barrage of copywriting, article writing, and other forms of writing-that-I-do-just-to-pay-the-bills, there’s no guarantee that I’d ever make enough money to even live, never mind be successful. Writing is simply one of those career choices – like acting or making art – for which your success involves far too much luck.
But if I could suddenly become the greatest writer in the world with all the skills necessary to write the perfect sentence every single time? Well…that would be a step in the right direction.