Saturday, March 31, 2012


Photo credit: Tamara Hanson

Anyone who knows me knows that I'm not the type to believe hype about how the publishing world is being negatively impacted, blah blah blah. I'm kinda different that way.

But, what I do believe is that if you don't believe in yourself as a writer, believe in your ability to write or believe in your story, then no one else will believe in it either.

The reason why I say this is because I do the same thing. I write a book, have very little belief in it or myself, and then I wonder why it isn't selling. I hear feedback that it's a good book, but I don't feel it.

We can see evidence of this in books that we know aren't spectacular, but, for some reason, doing really well. We scratch our heads and wonder why a poorly written book has made it to best seller status when we know our writing is 100 times better.

Belief and knowing....and I don't mean the 'Hotsie-Totsie-Conceited' type believing. I mean 'grounded-settled-into-yourself-and-who-you-are' type believing. I'm sure you know what I mean.

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