Every once in a while, I decide to give out some writing advice. 🙂 It isn’t often, because most fabulous writing advice has been given before. But every once in a while, I come across a nugget that I don’t think has been said, and I chime in. This is one of those times.
I’m sure you’ve seen this Stephen King quote before:
Most people read this and think about the hard work necessary to be successful in this field–and they aren’t wrong.
But I’d like to point out something else–just how common real, true, unadulterated talent is. It’s out there–and there’s more of it sprinkled across the population than you think! So many people would love to write a book or break into the book writing field and they think, I’m not good enough. There are too many people out there who are better. I’m not talented. The competition is too fierce. I’d never make it.
But talent is common! You might be a whole lot more talented than you realize. Don’t let Imposter Syndrome tell you that you don’t belong, because you may very well be just as talented as Stephen King. That’s a thought, isn’t it? You may very well have all the same abilities and raw talents as one of the greats. If you knew that you had the same amount of talent as one of the big writers, would you be willing to put the work in to follow in their footsteps?
It’s worth thinking about, isn’t it?
Don’t count yourself out before you’ve tried. And don’t think that the ones who hit it big are somehow more special than you are. If you love to write, then write! And submit your work. Keep trying! The world needs your talent, too.
And while I have you here, just a quick reminder about my newest release! It’s on the shelves now in Walmart and everywhere books are sold!