My darling friend, Sara Easterly, recently posted a YouTube video to her facebook page in which moms were asked what advice they’d have given their new-mom selves.
That got me to thinking: what advice would you give your new-writer self, lo those many (or few. maybe you haven’t been at this as long as I have) years ago? I think I would tell myself three things:
- It’s okay that you don’t know everything.
- Don’t write what’s “in,” write what matters. Because what matters to you will matter to someone else. Trust me on this. I’m a mother. AND a writer.
- When you start to get squirmy, you’re getting to the good stuff. Stick it out.
So what would you have advised your tender, uneasy, nervous writing self? I wanna know!