–Sondi Warner, Writer/Blogger for Wrought Iron Reads
A funny thing happened when I became more vocal about my ambitions as a writer: People paid attention to me! When I started my marketing campaign for my second book, Deserving, I received more support than I ever expected. My inbox lit up with congrats, and I learned an important lesson I think you should know, too.
YOU’RE NOT THE ONLY ONE WHO BELIEVES IN YOU
Someone is rooting for you. Someone always knew you could do it. They want to see you succeed. They’re happy when things go right for you, and when things go wrong, they’re silently cheering you on, knowing you’ll make it through.
This person might never click Like on a Facebook post or fill your DM with compliments, but they’re there for you, lurking in the background. On the other hand, they may be very vocal in their support, and you’ve been too busy to notice.
I want you to think of this person this week when:
- You’re too tired to write another sentence.
- You realize how much more work you have to do.
- You question your abilities and wonder why you chose this path.
Because as it turns out, you’re not the only one who believes in you. While your naysayers may speak louder, keep your eyes and ears on the people in your corner. Writing can sometimes feel like thankless work. However, your determination to accomplish your dreams inspires others to go after theirs.
Here’s a Thank You card you can share with those special people in your life, and to those of you cheering me on, I’d like to send you my sincerest appreciation. It’s a circle, really. You keep me going. We keep each other going. Here’s to you.