The journey to becoming a first-time author is different for everyone. For me, it involved letting go of the idea that I’d ever get published. I know this sounds counter-intuitive.
The temptation to imitate our heroes is one the biggest stumbling blocks for writers.
Here’s the secret to becoming a first-time author: it’s like dating. When you don’t care if she says yes . . . she says yes.
When you’re not concerned with what the publishing world wants (and I mean, truly not concerned) you are free to write with the wildness and freedom that the world is craving.
Embrace the paradox.
By not worrying about being an author, you are on your way to becoming one.