What is one thing that has been stalling, holding you back from writing?
For me, it boiled down to one thing:
Fear that I will realize that maybe I'm not as talented as I thought
Fear that I'll never sign with an agent or get that traditional book deal
Some days I feel I suffer from a bad case of do-i-suck-a-phobia with my writing:
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I usually don't watch award shows but something Gina Rodriguez of JANE THE VIRGIN TV show really struck a cord with me. She told viewers if she could do it, than anyone could. She remembered what her father told her:
Also she started changing her thinking from instead of 'why not?'-- to 'why not me?"
What really spoke to me is how she said it might not happen right now, or a month, or even ten years from now. But it will come and when it does? It'll be so worth it!
Step by step. That's been my path in this publishing biz. Here I am receiving another rose last month from my local RWA for signing another contract:
Remember I'm cheering all of you on!