Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Never Stop Believing in Yourself

Many of you know that last week I gave my first ever pitch. I've been working hard on becoming a better writer, and reading up on what I can about the publishing industry. But I've never taken that leap -- the one where I actually get my name out there and try my hand at a query.

Before I go any further, let me just say that I don't find it prudent to put up details of my pitching/querying experiences up until something is definite, but I do want to share one thing I learned from this pitch -- Never Stop Believing in Yourself.

It is so easy to think about how many other books are out there, how many talented authors there are and get overwhelmed. To think you're not good enough is the easy path, the hard path is working through your short comings.

Here's the truth, if you don't ever give yourself a chance you'll never reach your goals. Even in rejection, even when we dig harder to improve we can find something about ourselves that we still like. The fact remains that if we don't have any belief in ourselves we will never accomplish anything.

You are stronger than you think. I am stronger than I think. We can be strong enough to conquer the tallest mountains and overcome all of our obstacles.

That's it, that's all you need to know. Work hard then have confidence in what you've accomplished. Becasue there is always tomorrow and there is always the chance to be better.
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