Every Monday, or rather I try my best to do so, is #MotivationMonday for Twitter
The one I placed this Monday was:
#MotivationalMonday “I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear.”- Rosa Parks- I was determined to write, determined to get published & determined to be an author. Yes, I was fearful of so many things but my mind was set.
I felt that was the mindset I had to have. This field is very competitive and one can easily be overlooked. But I kept pushing through especially when people didn’t think I could do it. I had family and friends who laughed and thought there was no way I was going to get anywhere. Others thought it was a cute hobby to keep me busy. I am pretty sure some of those same people still feel the same way.
I had a fellow author who queried five publishers. When they all turned her down she gave up submitting anymore. I have tried to convince her to continue. But her mindset is that she can’t get published.
If that had been me, the Jasper series would have never seen the light of day. Ever.
But I had the mindset to continue.
There is so much to learn and get right. You have so many authors out there who have been doing it longer than me and those who have agents. You see authors who are published with the top five major publishing houses. With self publishing taking off as fast as it did, any one can be an author.
So, standing out and making it takes time and a mentality to push you through the pile of those trying to do the same as you.
But I was determined. Plus, I had the time to do so.
Yes, I failed. But each failure pushed me through to the next place I needed to be at. I guess it all depends on how much do you want what you are trying to obtain? Do you have the mindset to accomplish your goals?