Welcome! My theme this year is Starting & Sustaining A Writing Career. So let's dive right in.
That's the wide-eyed response I get when I tell some people I'm a published writer. The next comment is usually something like: "I used to write and I actually wrote some stories ... one day I'd love to write a novel."
If this is you, or you’re pretty close, with a memoir, novel or short stories you've been playing with for years, I have a question for you.
What's stopping you from gaining the knowledge you need and doing what you love?
Lack of confidence in your ability, maybe?
It's important to be a storyteller at heart, and if you have that talent, the mechanics of the craft of writing can be learned. Since ability is described as the 'power or capacity to do or act physically and mentally' among other things, it means you're on your way if you believe you can. You might not have the skill you need this minute, but with time and willingness to learn, you'll get there.
Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities. Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.
-Norman Vincent Peale
I'm happy to be a co-host this year and my happy helpers are Philip Verghese 'Ariel', Sheena-Kay Graham, Michele Kimbrough, Susan Oloier, Michelle Wallace
Today is the IWSG post day as well. It's the day writers everywhere release their insecurities and share encouragement. Alex's co-hosts today are
I don't think I'm going to air my insecurities this time around because they are the result of my lack of activity as it pertains to promoting my books, so no complaining from me today! Have fun making the rounds.