Before I start my Writer Wednesday, I have a couple News Bytes to share. Today Jungle Heat is being featured on Nook Lovers as a Daily Cheap Read. I also have been interviewed by Linda Andrews on her blog. Also, tomorrow I'm guest blogging at TRS Blue's blog, and I'll be participating in the TRS Release Party. I'd love if you would stop by!
It's been a couple weeks since I've done a Writer Wednesday. I was looking through my early blog posts to see if I could get a glimmer of what to write about, and I noticed how much I used the word "try" in my blogs. I give myself credit for all that trying since I wouldn't be where I am today if I had stopped, but there's something pretty important I've learned in the time between then and now. As the Yoda quote goes, "Do or do not. There is no try."
I can't say I'm perfect now. I know there are still some areas that I struggle with in being a writer. Some of them are even ones I struggled with back then, but I have more fortitude and willpower because I believe in myself more. My ability to write and edit have increased, and I know that getting published isn't like winning the lottery. I know it's possible, and it will happen. Obviously, since I just had a book come out with my publisher, right?
Wherever you're at as a writer right now, strive toward what you want whether that's improving your writing craft or getting published. It might take a while, but then again, I've been on my journey quite a while too.
How have you grown as a writer?
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