Too often, I see writers who don’t believe in their own talent, and look to others for verification. Thing is, no one else can fill your literary bucket o’ love. You may have a zillion people tell you that you’re the best thing since the chocolate martini, and you’ll never believe it because you don’t believe in yourself. The trick is to love what you’re doing, regardless of the outcome.
I see this every day in the authors we publish. Every one of them have faced amazing odds and punched through to the other side because they felt some power within that propelled them to carry on. My authors inspire the snot out of me, not just because of their stories, but because they faced huge odds and relied on little more than their own strength.
It takes huge confidence to be in this business, and at the end of the day, you only have your personal burning fire warming your soul propelling you onward.
So that’s my Friday wish for you, lovely readers. And if that’s not enough, just click on the video below. These kids are amazing, and I admit to taking great glee seeing that asshat Simon Cowell left with his pie hole hanging open.