Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Dear Future Self blogfest!

Dear Future Self,

First, let me apologize for making this journey hard on you. I’ve made all the mistakes. Writing the first book and thinking it rocked. Querying that book to hell, when I should have realized the next idea was better. Doubting myself to no end. But then I learned a few things about writing, checked my ego, and cranked out the next manuscript. What a good move, huh?

But all of that hard work taught me something that I hope you haven’t forgotten—writing is forever learning, forever striving to become better. Never think you’re “good enough,” be great. Push yourself outside of your comfort zone, test other genres, and experience change. Enjoy the ride. You’ve earned it.

Lots of love to you,


P.S. Can you respond? It would be a great relief to know when this dream finally comes true. No need for a specific date. The year will do just fine.


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  1. Great letter! I totally get what you mean about the next idea being better--I'm so thankful I stopped myself from querying my first novel. It needs sooo much work. The project I'm working on now is much much more solid. LOL.

    Thanks for joining the blogfest!

  2. Hello Me, this is Me. We did brilliantly... love you too. 2020

    Just kidding - brilliant letter, enjoyed the read

  3. Thanks for stopping by, Kristin and Laura!