Bravery


B is for Bravery. Taking that first step toward writing a book, toward saying something different, toward releasing thoughts and feelings you never thought you'd have the guts to release before. Have faith that your ideas are good enough to write down. Write first, think later. First draft: Bad. Second draft: Better. Draft 1,000,000: Great.

You have to be brave to believe in your dreams. You have to be brave to actually think someone else might love your stuff. Never assume it's not good enough. Don't pre-judge. Let other people do the judging. Always have faith that whatever you create will shine one day.

So, next time you have an idea, pretend there's an invisible cape on your back—the kind Superheroes wear. And then just write.

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  1. Good advice. Actually, I just write for myself. If someone else likes it, that's a bonus.

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  2. 'Let others do the judging'. That's what we all need to do, but find so hard. As MBJ says above; good advice (to anyone).

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  3. Great post. I must admit I have a tendency to think everything I write is crap, so your post was very inspirational to me. Thanks for writing it.

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  4. mybabyjohn- Nothing wrong with that. Out of love comes greatness.

    Cro- It is hard, and I don't always follow my own advice unfortunately.

    Angelina- Thanks for reading it!

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  5. Perfect post for me to read. I need to show more bravery in my writing and start to believe in myself more. This is also an aspect that I want to teach to my children.


    Sheila Staley : Reviewer & Writer
    Book reviews and Author Interviews at my blog at http://whynotbecauseisaidso.blogspot.com/

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  6. Great post. It takes a lot of guts to send things out, but you have to do it, or you'll never know.

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  7. I never thought of it like that. I like this post :)

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  8. Well said - If I have my cape on, will I be able to fly too?
    I'm your newest follower - great post
    Lx

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  9. Sheila- Thank you!

    Juliet- So true. It's really hard to know what an editor or agent might like, and everyone has different tastes.

    Rebecca- Thank you!

    Laura- You might be able to fly . . . : )

    Sarah- : D

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  10. I love this post; I'm off to adjust my cape ;-D
    Thanks for reminding me~

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  11. A cape with SW on it (Super Writer) I have a plaque in my office that says "Future Award-Winning Author at Work!" Says it all. Great blog today and am looking forward to more.

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  12. You have many ways to release your feelings, singing, painting or the courage to write a book very sincere.

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  13. Thanks everyone for commenting.

    Leovi- that's true. Sometimes I can get frustrated with deciding which venue I want to use for expression, but I certainly can't complain, haha. Thanks for stopping by.

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  14. Excellent post. You do have to be brave to write a book. Step out on a limb, take that leap of faith, and sacrifice your time to live a dream.

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  15. Fabulous post! Bravery is difficult. My motto...Fake it 'til you make it :o)

    Visiting from the A to Z challenge via the 'surprise me' button. Looking forward to reading more of your posts. Happy Sunday! :o)

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  16. Stephen- So true!

    Seams Inspired- I love that!

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  17. Okay - this was so inspiring. Loved it. Thanks so much!

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  18. Good encouragement. Easy to get discouraged when you're putting your work out there and nothing's happening, but believing what you're doing goes a long way.

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  19. What an inspiring post. Thanks!

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  20. Thank You ALison, J.L., and Renae!

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  21. I’ve been into blogging for quite some time and this is definitely a great post.Cheers!

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