From the journaling this morning:

How to level up as a writer:  don’t just follow “good” advice but do the work of testing it in your own writing, and by finding out how long-term successful writing pros do it.  If I were going to train up a writer like Mr. Miyagi in Karate Kid, I would have them spent six months outlining books, and typing them in. If you can’t outline it (it’s harder than it looks), then you have to type it in.  Spent eight hours a day doing that for even six weeks and suddenly you’re a master.

Personally, I set my bare minimum for a long-term successful pro as publishing a book a year for at least fifteen years, and currently a bestseller in their genre.  If you liked this blog and haven’t signed up for my mailing list already, please consider doing so.  Free book involved.