Note of Encouragement For 2018
Hey! Happy 2nd Day of 2018! I was looking through my old Amazon purchases and some of the first things I bought on Amazon were books. Want to know what I bought?
One book on perfection and two books on procrastination.
That says a lot about me!
I’ve come a long way since then. And 2017 was a big year. Not only did I finally let other people read my work, but I also published a novel! The first serious novel I wrote was back in 2009, but I could never bring myself to publish it or let anyone read it. It needed so much editing, at least in my mind, and I didn’t know where to begin.
Fast forward to 2017 and I finally have a novel I’m proud of. Having my name splashed across a book cover is a big deal for me, and I don’t take it lightly. Is my novel perfect? No. I accept that it still has flaws despite the countless hours I put into it. But it’s the best thing I’ve written in my entire writing career. And this is just the beginning.
As you work toward your own goals this year, remember this: don’t let perfectionism or procrastination get in the way. Do your work and do your best!
MG/YA Author & Book Editor at Emery Road Writing Services, LLC
Jody Calkins is a MG/YA Author & Book Editor, Writer's Coach, Content Marketing Strategist, Blogger, Pilot's Wife. Author of SHATTERED and TAINTED (YA speculative thrillers). Her editing services and training programs help novelists improve their writing skills, get motivated to write, improve productivity and time management, and battle self-doubt and other roadblocks. She works with middle-grade, young adult, and adult books in a variety of genres including Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller, and Self-Help.