I’m on the road this weekend, so my posts will be a little shorter than usual as I’m doing it from my cell phone. Still, no excuses for not posting, so expect to see my rants opinions as usual.
I thought I’d muse a bit about friends how they can help with the writing process. Of course you want utilize beta readers and critique partners for actual reviews of your work, but make sure to include your friends and family. Now, yes, their reviews will hold some bias, but that’s not what you need them for. You need them to help legitimize what you’re doing to yourself.
What I mean by that is that you, as a writer, need to accept that what you’re doing is both worthwhile and is what you need to focus on. They’re your cheerleaders and your drill sergeants. If you can’t say out loud to them that you’re a writer, you need to embolden yourself. You need to accept, for yourself, that this is your dream and your path and these people need to know. They’ll hold you accountable and cheer you on.
Keep your eyes open for my debut novel, The Paladin.