Thursday, October 14, 2010

Confidence and the modern writer

Last night I was a part of a writer's forum in which we discussed why people don't submit their manuscripts.  What it boiled down to was confidence, or, more properly, a lack of confidence.

I let the group know that I don't believe this issue ever really disappears for most writers.  I know it hasn't gone away for me.  Instead of waiting for "more confidence", as someone said, I urge you to, as the shoe commercials say, "just do it." 

Consider: what do you have to lose?  You know it won't get published sitting on your computer.  Send it in anyway.  Forget about the manuscript being perfect - as long as it's not sloppy, dirty or poorly assembled, get going!

Just some thoughts...

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