Baseball Hall of Famer Satchel Paige’s advice works for authors, too!

paige“Don’t look back. Something might be gaining on you.”

— Satchel Paige

How does a pitcher know anything about publishing? Hmmm…

Too many writers are fixated by the rear-view mirror. Newbies meet you at your book signing. “I’ve written a book, too.” Or, “How do you get published?”

Meanwhile, those picture books by celebrities are like fingernails on chalkboard. Why can they write clunky kid books and get published? Could you get away with such schlock?

Satchel’s right. The creative race is with yourself, not with the others. Step on it.

Worry less, write more.

 

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