Wednesday, March 7, 2012

IWSG: Believe

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Just a reminder, I won't be participating in IWSG next month because of the A to Z Challenge.

I still have many insecurities, but I decided to give some advice this month.

Believe.

Yep, it's that simple. Believe in yourself. Believe in your story. Now, don't trust blindly, of course, but believe you can do it. Because you can. Believing is half the battle.

So, go out there and believe.

What do you believe you can do?

Also, tomorrow is my 30th birthday, and the way I'm celebrating is by giving you something. My space opera novelette Defying Gravity will be free on March 8th. To find out more information, click here to join the party on Goodreads or here to join the party on Facebook. I would really appreciate it if people spread the word tomorrow.

24 comments:

Julie said...

Happy Birthday a day early, Cherie! I wasn't going to blog anything tomorrow as I'm taking a bit of a break, but now I'm going to do a short post to help spread the word. I'll be sure to check out the parties on Facebook and Goodreads too!

Love your advice and I'm going to take it to heart. Great post. :)

farawayeyes said...

Great advice! I believe in my story. I need to believe in myself more.

Happy Birthday! 30 ~ such a baby yet.
Will try to help spread the wordabout your great party.

Miranda Hardy said...

Hope you have a fantastic birthday! Great advice to believe in yourself. I love the positive message. Sometimes, that's all you need...a positive outlook.

Nicole Zoltack said...

Happy early birthday, Cherie!!!

Pk Hrezo said...

Awesome! I'll tweet your good news! And Happy Bday! Thirties are the best!!

Tyrean Martinson said...

Sweet! "Believing is half the battle" I agree. Thank you for the reminder! Plus, Happy Birthday early!!!

Laura Eno said...

Happy birthday! Yes, believing is essential and probably the biggest stumbling block that writers have.

Rek said...

Wishing a happy birthday in advance, I will tweet about it tomorrow.
You are right, self belief is important, if we don't have faith in our work can't expect others too.

Marta Szemik said...

Happy early b-day Cherie! I hope you have a great one.

Samantha said...

Happy early birthday! Keep believing :)

Hart Johnson said...

Ha! Excellent advice! I tend to believe to the point of delusion, but I think it will serve me well.

Happy birthday tomorrow! I will give a shout out about your book!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I believe I believe!
And happy birthday.

Christine Rains said...

Wonderful advice. It sounds so easy and yet sometimes it's so hard to do.

Happy day before your birthday! ^_^

Jennifer Hillier said...

Happy 30th birthday, Cherie! Wow! Big day tomorrow! :)

Loved this post. Believing is half the battle. I'll be happy to tweet about Defying Gravity tomorrow!

Sarah Ahiers said...

YAY! Happy birthday! I hope you rock it out and it's awesome!
And yes, i completely agree that believing in yourself is a huge chunk of the battle

Rusty Webb said...

Great advice. I'll do my best to keep it in mind.

Melissa Bradley said...

I'm trying to believe in myself, but that has been so hard over the last year. It is a huge part of the battle to make it in publishing.

Happy Birthday!! I'll be sure and tweet, FB and anything else for you. Here's to a fantastic day tomorrow!

Jamie Gibbs said...

Happy birthday!!

I agree that sometimes that's the best option. If you can't believe in your talents, how the hell are you going to convince the rest of the world?

Michael Offutt, Tebow Cult Initiate said...

I already own Defying Gravity but having it free on March 8th may be just the promotion to make your book skyrocket in sales. I'll be sure to blog about it to remind people.

Sarah Pearson said...

Happy Birthday Cherie :-)

Talli Roland said...

What a great post, Cherie.

And happy HAPPY birthday! Have a fantastic day!

M Pax said...

Words of wisdom. Thanks for sharing them, Cherie.

Heather M. Gardner said...

I BELIEVE!!!

Thank you!

Happy birthday!

HMG

DL Hammons said...

Amen Sister...Amen!! :)