Want to Reach New Heights as a Writer? Learn to QUIT
Tough love to the nth degree. So powerful. So true. Quit putting everything else before your goals. Quit labeling yourself anything other than what you truly are. I love the phrase “pre-published author;” talk about empowering!
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NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month—November) is just around the corner. Many new writers take this as an opportunity to test if they can do this professional writing thing “fer realz.” Some of us dust off an old story and see if we can toss it in the crucible of peer pressure and FINALLY finish. This is a good plan…most of the time.
We have to be careful. Never giving up might keep us from ever succeeding.
Want to know the secret to success? Quitting. Yes, you read correctly. And, if you’re a creative professional, it is in your interest to learn to get really good at quitting. Maybe you’ve felt like a loser or a failure, that your dream to make a living with your art was a fool’s errand.
Ignore that junk and understand…
Winners Quit All the Time
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