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They say we are what we believe we are. In your case, if you believe it's nearly impossible to be published successfully-then you probably won't be.
Like Attracts Like
We get in life what we think about most. This includes being published-or not.
For example, if you’re like a lot of other fellow writers out there, you engage in a comical writing meme now and again. Now, memes that claim us writers are naturally shitty, procrastinating loners with no talent whatsoever and are dreams of author-stardom are practically dead on arrival aren’t necessarily the problem. Likewise, I do believe they are facilitating in this false belief most writers have about the industry being incredibly hard to break out in. Similarly, they create this self-deprecating perception that we all SUCK as writers. I get “it’s a joke”, and that it’s funny, not to be taken seriously. But, it’s also playing off the deep insecurities that most writers do have about our work. Therefore, creating a false belief that, well, YOU SUCK.
It gets worse...
I asked my Twitter Following if they felt being published was easy, really hard, or 50/50. I had to make my point-and I sure did.
In conclusion…everyone is fricken negative! Okay, I’m only slightly joking there. But, this poll totally proves my point. Not ONE person thought that success in publishing was easy. No wonder the collective of writers have such a hard time with this. We ALL pretty much believe that it’s hard-and therefore-IT’S HARD. And I am aware there were only 12 votes on this poll and it does not reflect all opinions, but that isn’t the point. It’s what this poll doesn’t show that is more important that what it does. And you, my dear writer, probably believe what the majority believes. But that’s okay, because I’m here to change that shit.
Why "reality" doesn't matter.
Contrary to what everyone else says, I DO think that making it big and getting published is a realistic and attainable. Yes, writing a book is very, very hard. Writing a GOOD book is even harder. Each and every step of this process is HARD.
I’m not here to tell you that it’s easy-I’m here to convince you that it’s POSSIBLE.
To give you an alternative way of believing, of seeing, and of navigating this industry. Nobody can make you believe any type of way-not even those who wanna throw statistics in your face to prove that they’re right. Of course they’re right! It’s what they believe, therefore it’s their reality. Their reality will reflect that belief by showing them reasons as to why it’s true; and POOF it’s “real”. Alternatively, your reality can be anything you want it to be, as well. Similarly, as long as you convince the mind that it is so-it will be so. Therefore, just as the nay-sayers who wanna convince you that you’ll never be successful will have all their reasons as to why that’s true, so will YOU. That’s where the magic happens.