You’re human. You will always be human. You’ll make your share of mistakes. You’ll fail and fall repeatedly. That’s if you try. If you take chances and risks. But if you want something badly enough, you’ll go for it. And every failure and fall will be worth it.
You’ll do well to remember that you’re a writer, not a machine. And you’re a character, not a computer.
You’re an individual with a voice, with a story to tell. You have every right to speak up and use your voice. You have every right in the world to tell that story. Your story.
Love your art, your craft. Love what you do and do what you love. But ultimately love yourself while you’re doing. While you’re living.
Never let anyone make you feel ashamed for who you are. Don’t feel bad for liking who you like and loving what you love.
No. You’ll hear that word a lot more than you’ll hear yes. Rejection is not personal, so be professional. Don’t take anything personally.
Take writing seriously but don’t take yourself too seriously.