Wednesday, February 1, 2012


If you had asked me a few months ago, whether or not I was a talented writer, I would have said no. If you ask me today, then the best answer that I can give you is that I do me, perfectly. My writing is not perfect, I know that, but I like the way I write. I like the ideas I have and like how I interpret it. So far, I like my work a lot. In fact, the day I stop writing things that I don’t like, I will have to quit.

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  1. I think your voice comes through in your blog posts, so it must mean you are a good writer. :)

  2. That's a great place to be. I think I might be getting there.

  3. I can identify with you...
    I often experience this up-and-down, see-saw emotion... it's good enough/ not good enough/ it's good enough/ not good enough...
    But I've decided I'm not going to beat myself over this anymore. I'm just going to write... the best way I know how.
    And you should do the same. Just write.

  4. My confidence in my writing comes and goes. But that seems to be the norm. All we can do is keep at it!

  5. Doing you is a good answer. Sounds like you've learned that the best writing isn't imitating someone else but letting YOUR voice shine through whatever you write.

    Hang in there!


  6. My confidence in my writing is currently out with the tide. I'm assuming it'll come back in at some point because it always does, but still, it's a long wait.

    I like your idea that I do me perfectly. I'm always striving to be happy with what I'm writing because that's really the most important thing.

  7. I love this. I've always struggled with trying to write like other people, and one day I just sort of had this epiphany that I can only ever write like me. Everything else is a lie, so there's no point in trying to be someone else.

    Good luck.

  8. Feeling confident and secure in my own writing is often fleeting. For the most part, I do like what I write and I think others will, too. Why else would I put myself through query hell?

  9. Tonja - Thank you so much. I am glad that my voice shines through. Thanks again.

    Sarah - Thank you. I am sure you will get there pretty soon.

    Mish - Thank you so, very much. I will definitely.

    Brianna - Very true, but you are doing very well.

    Sia - Thank you so much and thank you for stopping by.

    M.J. - Very true, but the confidence thing really comes and goes with everyone. I hope it comes back really soon for you.

    Rena - I love that and it is very true. Being you is the best.

    Nancy - I cannot agree with you more. You are one smart woman.


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