Don’t Compare Your Beginning To Someone Else’s Middle

dontcompareSuch a great quote and couldn’t be more relevant in book publishing–literally.

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.

11 thoughts on “Don’t Compare Your Beginning To Someone Else’s Middle

  1. It is very hard as someone at the beginning of my writing journey to see someone that is being successful and think that I will be there. I want it, and I’m working at it.

    Thank you for this. Sometimes, all we need is a little thing to get us moving in the bigger direction.


  2. I needed this today, thanks. It’s so hard sometimes not to compare my path with someone else, but those thoughts only deepen the funks, when they come. Better to just keep the eyes forward, and place one foot in front of the other.


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