Writing, Writing life

Comparison

Writer, stop comparing yourself.I think there are few things that kill creativity as quickly as comparison does. Yet we writers compare ourselves all the time. Word counts, publications, followers—we compare it all.We need to stop. Comparison can grow imposter syndrome, cause discouragement, and possibly create tension between writers. It can lead us to jealousy, which… Continue reading Comparison

Writing, Writing life

Writing Takes Time

A while ago, I was talking with my boss about how I’m a writer, and said that writing is a long game career. And it really is.Writing a first draft takes time. Editing takes time. Honing your craft takes time. Querying takes time. Getting a contract takes time. Formatting, cover design, getting endorsements, marketing—it all… Continue reading Writing Takes Time

Writing life

Storyteller, Don’t Give Up

You were given your stories for a reason. This post is honestly just a reminder for myself. But I figured I’d post it here. Because maybe you need to hear it too. You were given your stories for a reason. Your imagination was made just the way it was by the perfect Creator. He designed… Continue reading Storyteller, Don’t Give Up

Writing life

Editing: Love it or Dread it?

Let’s talk about editing—and our mindset towards it. For years, I felt dread at the thought of editing a book. It seemed like a massive, daunting task—and editing is. I mean, it’s not easy. But I think the writing community maybe needs to change how we talk about editing. Part of the reason I was… Continue reading Editing: Love it or Dread it?