I have yet to make money in my longstanding attempt to break into the travel writing business.
I’ve attended numerous travel writing seminars.
If you search this site for “travel writing” posts, you will see I have talked about the topic countless times.
Then I saw Sue’s story online and I realized I must be really bad at it.
Sue had me at her title with,
“…Become A Travel Writer In A Couple Of Weeks.”
Her story began,
“Six months ago, I was a backpacker who didn’t even own a laptop.
Now I am a professional travel writer.”
Sue obviously found her new career as easy money,
“I never dreamed I would make the transition so easily. Within a couple of weeks, I had received a commission from a major travel website to write.”
I’m assuming Sue is better at travel writing than she is at math, given that I don’t think the six months she mentions is the same thing as a couple of weeks in her story’s title.
What the hell, I’ll give it the extra 22 weeks to do what I have been attempting over the course of almost ten years and 600 blog posts.
But, I think I may have found my problem. Sue confessed,
“To be totally honest, I don’t see myself as a great writer, or even a particularly good one.”
I guess I’m just too good and those publishers are not willing to pay what I deserve.
Or apparently, maybe they have been.