A rejection slip from a publisher – book, magazine or newspaper – does NOT mean your writing sucks, nor does it mean you’re broken or that you’re a bad writer.
It simply means the editor who appreciates your work was not found at that address.
So do like Stephen King and so many other successful authors did I the early days.
Pound a nail in the wall and hang your rejection slips on it.
This particular piece of writing didn’t find its inevitable and loving home at this address.
I advocate writing every day because your daily writing habit guarantees you will become a far better writer in far less time than the person who writes only once or twice a week – if the mood strikes and the stars align.
When I first began shooting daily live video, I was not comfortable in front of the camera. I spent an entire career behind the scenes doing everything I could to NOT be on camera.
This new path required me to erase almost two decades of programming and rewrite my mind with a new thought: Daily live video is the new normal.
If I only shot one video each week I would, at best, film 52 videos in a year.
My commitment to shoot a new video every day, meant I would film those 52 videos in 52 days – not 365. Over the course of a single year, I shot SEVEN times more videos than the person shooting one per week.
This was intentional. I needed to get better and more comfortable in front of the camera FAST. The fastest way I was to do it every single day.
The same is true for your writing.The FASTEST way to become a better writer is to write every single day - whether you feel like it or not. Click To Tweet
If you need a little nudge to help build this daily writing habit, join me daily at 4pm Pacific for Writing Power Hour. You will become far more capable in two months than most people achieve in an entire year.
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