The wonderful author Carol Lynch Williams shared last week that her agent told her to Be Brave Every Day. I loved that.
REMAKE, my current WIP (finished drafting, in revisions...who-hoo!) is all about being brave, so I've been thinking about this a lot lately.
As writers, we need to be brave almost every step of the way:
-decide to write
-begin to write
-finish a book
-share it with others
-be willing to accept criticism
-make needed changes
-plow through rejections
-keep on writing
This is as far as I've gotten, but even after landing an agent, there's still revisions, editor rejections, more revisions, and after the book is published...reader responses-yikes!
This industry is not for the faint of heart, and I know my skin has grown much thicker through the years. So here's to all you writers out there in whatever stage you might be in. I know it's hard, but I'll be right there along with you being brave.
What have you been brave about in your life? Inspire me. :)