AS A WRITER,
YOU MUST BE DETERMINED TO BE THE
EXCEPTION TO ANY STATISTIC THAT SAYS YOU WILL FAIL.
YOU MUST BE WILLING TO SEE THAT BLEAK TRUTH,
AND REFUSE TO LET IT APPLY TO YOU.
THERE'S A LOT TO BE SAID FOR VISION AND TENACITY
AS KEYS TO SUCCESS.
DON'T FOCUS ON STATISTICS RIGHT NOW.
FOCUS ON YOUR WRITING.
It feels like every time I turn around, some sales stat or publishing poll is telling me it's too late for this, my writing won't sell, that won't work, I'm too old, etc. And to be honest, I do let it get to me now and then.
But there's a difference between being realistic, facing that "bleak truth," and letting it distract us from our dreams, from our goals, from what we truly believe is part of our destiny here on earth - imagining, creating, writing.
Focus, people. Focus.