What Keeps You From Success?

What Keeps You From Success?

By Rory C. Keel

What holds you back from your writing success? Is it a rule of some kind that limits how or what you write?

Where are all the stories you thought might make a good book, short story, poem, or song? The ideas you have actually put down on paper or typed? Are they now aged, sitting hidden in a file on your computer?

“They’re not good enough. Nobody will like them,” you may say.

Well, I have good news for you. SOMEBODY wants to hear your stories.

Think about it. If someone told you a story about a little boy who did magic and had an enemy that had a name you couldn’t speak, would you have listened? Somebody did.

How about your best friend telling you about a romantic love story where they bite each other and drink each other’s blood? Somebody wanted to hear it.

These authors made millions of dollars.

You may not make millions, but you will never know until the right somebody hears your story.

Submit the story

That means you must submit it to somebody. “But what if nobody likes it?” you ask.

I’d say “What if somebody does?”

The truth is, as an author, you are not limited by some boundary that forbids you from success, but simply by the fear of the words “what if.”

1 thought on “What Keeps You From Success?

  1. I was at the Friends of the Fine Arts meeting last night and Rene West, who is a professor of photography and art at Amarillo College came and talked. She showed her art work and collages and explained her perimeters and rules and talked about boundaries just like in your blog, and that these are only in what you set yourself to create. She meant it as something to keep you in focus, but not to put you in a box with limited sides barricading your work. The rest is pure artistry. Or thats the jest I got. Her words and your blog brought everything together. Thanks for such great insight!

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