Stop being Dr. Seuss. Start being yourself!

Ted "Dr. Seuss" Geisel, circa 1957. By Al Ravenna, New York World-Telegram and the Sun staff photographer [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Ted “Dr. Seuss” Geisel, circa 1957. By Al Ravenna, New York World-Telegram and the Sun staff photographer [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

“I heard that Dr. Seuss had his first book rejected a bazillion times.”

Edit at will. Fill in your own number. Replace “first book” with a specific title.

When you’re finished, flush the result.

The number of times (real or imaginary) that any author has been rejected has little to do with you.

How many times have you rejected yourself?

That’s the only number worth considering. Once you do, stop the madness.

Worry less, write more.

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2 thoughts on “Stop being Dr. Seuss. Start being yourself!

  1. Like like like, Tom.
    “The way to kill a talent is to not use it.”
    Hemingway…Snows of Kilimanjaro.
    (hope the quote is accurate)

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