March Madness Day 23
We're almost at the finish line! Can you believe how fast this month has gone by?
Loved reading all the writing posts so far this month. So many great analogies from plants to the ocean.
The green eyed monster:
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You know when this monster comes out. It's so easy to think that everyone else is doing better, getting better deals, the top agents, etc, etc.
I remember once talking to a YA author who just got a huge book deal. She told me she was a ten year plus overnight success.
Most successful authors have been writing for some time. Sure, a few do grab those big deals right off the start but mostly it's those authors who persevere though those times of doubt and rejections. They keep on the path.
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I think writing has a lot to do with faith.
Martin Luther King said, "Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase."
Isn't that the truth!
So what do you do when that green eyed monster shows up?
For me, I try to realize that everyone has their own path. Also(and this is huge for me) I try really hard not to compare my journey to someone elses. And yes, that can be really hard some days.
Check over at Shari's blog tomorrow!
And when you think you're not good enough, here's a little Sara Bareilles for you: