Don’t let reading an amazing book stop you from starting yours.
Don’t let your rough draft linger because it’s not good enough–that’s what editing is for.
Don’t compare the beginning of your career to another writer’s middle.
Don’t compare your book deal with anyone else’s.
Don’t be jealous of other authors. It should only spur you on to think if they can do it, so can you.
Don’t let anyone tell you that there’s only one way to publish.