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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Being Bold

I would not necessarily describe myself as a bold person but of late that is how I have been feeling. The reason I feel like that is because I am following my dream and in itself I think that is a bold thing to do. It is not every person who would spend the time and effort to do what they truly want.

In my latest bold move I am in the middle of completing a book proposal. Within a number of weeks I have decided what I need to do, learnt what I need to do and gone ahead and done it. The feedback I've had on my idea has been encouraging and I hope it will be well received. I know I could spend several more weeks worrying about what I've done, tinkering with it and send it after completing some workshops. But in the interest of being bold I will send it in the next couple of days once I am happy the proposal gives a clear outline of the book.

My hope is that the publisher will be interested enough to request some sample chapters. So I will hope for a response in that area for now, anything more would be phenomenal.

Anyway the point I'm getting to is you have to be bold with your writing. You need some level of confidence to keep going otherwise you will give up after the first rejection. So if it is not what this publisher is looking for I will just re-assess it and find a publisher who is looking for my kind of ideas!

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