Most often it is fairly easy to start. You get this rush of an idea and with it comes the adrenaline and the excitement of something new. You feel that this will be like nothing before. You trust the idea so much, you’re even willing to think it can change the world.

Fast forward to a couple of weeks later: You sit in front of your desk and the writing has stalled. The energy is gone, the excitement turned into fear and the result is a bad case of self doubt.

What happened?

It got harder.

At the end of the day writing is tough. It’s almost easy to start something, but consistently working on it until it is finished, that’s the toughest part. It’s easier to get lost in just coming up with interesting characters, but it’s darn hard to shape and structure a story in a way that the character’s make sense in it.

The fact of the matter is this: Finishing the work you started, seeing it through till the end, that’s what will make the difference in your career.

People will only hire you, if they get the sense that you have actually managed to complete a book or a screenplay.

Being consistent is what makes the difference. It will define, if you can turn your writing dream into a reality and into an actual career. The truth is (and i have seen this a lot): Consistency often even beats talent.

Have you finished what you’ve started, yet?