I’m feeling inconsistent with regard to my writing career again and I don’t know what I should do about it (if anything.)
I know that somewhere within me, I have what it takes to do well. The majority of my stories for Medium get chosen for further distribution and I’ve had a couple Medium-specific publications ask to reprint my stories.
Considering that I’ve only been writing there for about six weeks, this is already way more success than I expected to find this quickly.
The problem is that I don’t seem to have an endless well of good ideas. The article I wrote about how to raise good kids was one of my most successful stories so far. But I felt really passionately about the subject and that came across in my writing.
I don’t seem to do as well when I don’t have the same degree of passion about my topics. And frankly, that level of passion is not something I can make into a constant thing.
I don’t know if I should try writing stuff I’m not passionate about and see what sticks or if I should just keep writing things that matter to me, even if it’s more sporadic. I feel like I should be able to apply the self-discipline to write even when I’m not passionate about it but that also kinda defeats the whole purpose of writing for Medium. If I want to write things I don’t care about, I have my regular freelance work to fill that role.