Writing Time, Part 43. Creating Serenity and Expectation in a Writing Career

 

cliimber smallSometimes it may seem as though success is a very slow mover.

cliimber smallWe know our book is good. We shop it here and there, without seeing much enthusiasm from editors, agents, or indie ebook lists. We know that all we need is somebody to believe in us, and we wonder just when we’re going to arrive on that desk, that indie best-seller list, that review blog.

But, here’s something to consider. If we were to arrive right now, is there a cache of work to put out there to please a burgeoning following? Maybe we have lots of awesome work close to ready, or ready, to go. But if not—or, even if so— we’ll do well to welcome this calm before the storm of success as a gift from the muses.

Here, in this serene space, when nobody is demanding revisions, proofs, or interviews, we have the relatively uninterrupted opportunity to use our learning and gifts to make sure we have a topnotch skillset and a superb shelf of work to sell. Our future selves will be most thankful for all this work accomplished, and even more, that we always believed in our own success.

I hope it’s another brilliant writing week for you. Cheers Mel.

muse smallThis week from @yourwritingmuseThe middle section of your story teaches every writer what energy is all about in storytelling. All good wishes for your continuing success, from your Writing Muse.

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