“When it rains, most birds head for shelter; the Eagle is the only bird that, in order to avoid the rain, starts flying above the cloud.” Unknown
Isn't that an interesting fact? The eagle flies above the storm!
How does this quote apply to writing? Bear with me.
There is a lot of confusion in the writing world right now:
E-publishing is the best way.
Traditional publishing still the best way.
Don't break any writing rules.
Break the writing rules.
Write for now, not the current trends.
Research the trends.
This agent is accepting new authors.
Wait. No, she's not.
Put your best work out there.
Don't edit your work to death.
Anyway, do you get the point? All of the good and bad advice/help/ideas out in the world can hurt our creativity.
A storm of confusion, raining down on us! (Ah!)
As writers we must rise above the dark clouds and naysayers.
Write. Your. Book.
It's there, inside you, waiting for an outlet. Waiting for you to be brave, to soar.
Now go forth and write, my brilliant eagles!