Perseverance. It’s been my mantra for the last three years.
How did I write 5 books? I didn’t give up. I sat down and did the work, and I repeated until I had achieved my goal.
Everything about being an author is founded on perseverance. From writing to landing an agent to publishing.
Day after day you have to put one foot in front of the other because you can achieve your dreams.
When things feel bleak and you’ve lost hope, what depends on success is whether you keep going anyway.
Even the most successful authors have doubts. It’s part of the job, but you can turn it around if you just keep going.
The first draft is going to be terrible, but that’s OK. You can fix it later. Nobody will see it until you want them to, but nobody will read your story unless you get it out there when it’s polished.