Saturday, February 20, 2010

The Confidence to Take Risks

With the second draft of my third novel moving along so well -- I'm on Chapter 10 and plan to finish it by the end of February -- I'm feeling more and more confident about myself as a writer. Part of it is that I've learned so much through writing and reading. Another part is that I belong to a really great critique group. We've never met each other, but we support each other through highs and lows, and hearing about their acccomplishments inspires me do to more.

One of the things my group has inspired me to do is to take more risks. For me, this includes actually sending out some queries about my completed novels, and to push myself to write about something that is a little bit outside my comfort zone. What risks are you taking in your writing?

By the way, Marcia Hoehne, a published author and ICL instructor, is having a free critique giveaway! Today is your last day to enter.


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