Do You Need Validation?

crown w validation quote

The thing about writing is if you’re looking for any kind of validation

that doesn’t stem from within…

fans,

fame,

fortune…

more than 90% of the time you won’t get it.

Being a writer, an author really, is about passion

and a need to get out what’s inside to

share

our stories and ideas with the world…

with whomever we can convince to buy our book(s).

If we’re striving for anything other than self-satisfaction

then

this is likely not the right profession for you.

~

How has your writing validated you?

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3 replies

  1. So true. Thanks for sharing this great inspiration! Do it for the love of it! 🙂

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  2. For me, writing helps me to reclaim my voice, to finally say things I was not able to say when I was younger. It empowers me and transforms my pain into strength.
    And… When I read the title of your post, my immediate reaction was – of course I need validation 🙂 Still some inner work to do in that respect, but a great reminder that transformation of self through writing is in itself a reward.

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    • I’m of a similar mind 🙂 I do it for the love of it and knowing that ‘someone’ out there is getting as much out of what I wrote as what I put into it for myself. I don’t need a thousand+ fans to be validated, just knowing I reached a handful or even one person makes my spirit shine 😀

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