Just a quick writing tip today . . . Stick with it.
I’m back from New York City after attending the annual RWA Convention, celebrating with my author friends their accomplishments (aka, Beth Vogt’s final in the RITAs!), upping my writing skills and seeing the sights!
One event stood out in my mind, however, as a highlight—and that was seeing aspiring, soon-to-be-published author Kimberly Buckner win the Golden Heart award for her Long Contemporary manuscript.
I’ve known Kimberly for years—she’s a long time member of My Book Therapy, but more than that, I know Kimberly for her willingness to do the hard work. Kimberly is going to have an amazing career. How do I know this? Because she’s been at this for a while, dug into learning, is willing to take critiquing, is always asking questions and is someone who focuses on honing her skills. Yes, she’s also super fun to hang around with, but Kimberly has grabbed onto the belief that publishing isn’t magic, it’s hard work—and she’s a soldier.
Here’s her awesome—best-of-the-night—acceptance speech.
The moral of the story? Stick with it. You CAN Write Something Brilliant!