On A Writer’s Necessary Self-Confidence

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I believe a writer must be self-confident to get published by a big fish–I’m not saying arrogant, just self-confident! It is a lonely, sometimes disillusioning process to find an agent who will then help you find a publisher; and if you do not completely believe in your novel and in yourself, you will find yourself in danger of quitting and never reaching your publication goals.

 

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You, dear readers, have everything you need to be successful at reaching your goals already–it is all within you!

 

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When I get a rejection letter, I remind myself this is one agent’s opinion and that there are thousands of potential agents out there! I make myself send out two letters for every rejection letter I get!

 

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Celebrate your uniqueness! Celebrate yourself! I know I have written a different kind of book–it has a long running poem with rhyme and meter and a novel within the novel. I know it has a stellar plot, awesome characters and it’s double narrators (identical twins) all give it an edge! Ordinary? Most definitely not!

 

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I am on a strict, daily editing and writing schedule! No matter my mood, I am writing and editing seven  days a week for an least an hour a day! No exceptions! I find this makes interesting work pour out of me, work before I would have self-edited in my head and heart and never produced.

 

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The following pins I made for Pinterest to encourage and inspire!

 

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