Whether you’ve started writing, want to start, or don’t know how to start I’m here to help you move forward—no judgments.
I can’t tell you how many authors worried that I would tear them apart for not being at some perceived level or how many tried fronting a level they hadn’t achieved.
It doesn’t matter to me where you are in your writing journey as long as you are honest with yourself. I know how difficult it can be to have an honest self-assessment, but we will never generate the internal power needed to grow until we can admit where we are.
When I hit my lowest point I didn’t go into those clinics saying, “I’ve tried everything and here’s a list of reasons and people I blame.” No, I went saying, “I fucked up. My life is in ruins and I can’t live like this. Show me how I can change.”
Take personal responsibility in life. Responsibility is power. The same is true in writing.
A few years ago I worked with a promising new author who told me in our second call that she was serious and wanted to go to the next level. I started pushing and challenging her so she could stretch, get stronger, and reach new heights, but every step of the way I met pushback and excuses.
If you want someone to tell you how great you are, be an outlet to list excuses, or someone to write the book for you I’m the wrong person for you. Authors come to me when they’re ready to work, but I can’t do the work for them. I can work with them, encouraging, pushing, training, supporting, but ultimately they have to do it. After all, I’m the mentor, you’re the hero.