Writing is the most incredible thing I could ever do. I am glad I decided to come back to something I consider my first love. With that said, I understand the importance of doing what you love–and being bold enough to ask for help.
Writing, being good at writing, can indeed make you cocky. Being a writer, becoming a writer, you have to develop a steadfast humility. You have to be able to recognize you don’t know everything about writing. You have to have an understanding of the art your are pursuing. You have to understand writing, language, the art of communication is an art form which you are or have to continue to learn. You also must trust enough in your own talent to continue to advance towards your writing goals.
You don’t know everything.
You can’t know everything.
You have to be open to learn more about your craft. In that learning, you allow yourself to grow in your writing. This new information allows you to build more confidence in your writing, which only adds to your personal faith in your talent.
Don’t shy away from critiques, workshops or even writing coaches (yes, they are a thing!)! The purpose of a tool is to develop a skill. Don’t shy away from tools. They will only help.
Hustle. Grind. Believe. Write.
Jennifer P. Harris
Editor/Founder-Shekinah Glory Writing Services