While concepts for this new blog flow like bubbles from a five-gallon champagne fountain, its focus is as clear as a quart of stout beer.
There are so many potential forks in the road to take—should I:
- do book reviews
- offer editing services
- share learning gleaned from fellow writers and bloggers, and/or
- present positive support?
The blog world is my oyster; it’s merely a matter of prying it open and indulging. So-o, maybe the best thing to do is dive right in.
As such, today’s post is about keeping the faith.
An authors’ forum recently revolved around a negative review. The writer was dejected, understandably so. Constructive criticism is good; cruel criticism is not.
Every writer must start somewhere. Some will demonstrate an immediate flair—gift—for producing entertaining stories or providing enlightening facts, while others will require time to hone talents and perfect craftsmanship. Quite a few will be lauded early in their careers and a number will need to wait, wait, wait.
It doesn’t matter if you’re the tortoise or the hare. Don’t rush—honor the process and yourself. Above all, keep that faith.
Never, ever, allow anyone to mock or deride. You’ve got it in you to succeed. It may not happen overnight, but it will happen. Just keep believing.