Writing Tips

Writing Tip: Accepting Failure

Let me be honest. Failure is going to be a part of your writing career. It just is. And let me honest again. Failure is going to be a part of life.

We are humans, we cannot succeed at everything, all the time.

So, before you begin your career as an author, an artist, a composer, a teacher, whatever you choose, accept that at some point you will fail.

Failure today does not mean that you cannot succeed tomorrow. – KaylaAnn

Failure is only a moment in time, a response to a singular incident. Failure does not define you or your career. The best option, and really the only option you have to success, is to accept failure and then move on from it.

Sometimes our failures will be small. For example, I failed a lot of my daily word count goals between the months of February and March. However, I did not let that stop me. I did not throw my hands in the air and say, “Well, I failed, it’s over!” Nope, I moved forward and sat down and wrote double or triple the amount of words that day to reach that month’s goal.

Sometimes our failures will be big. For example, I’ve had my award-winning short stories rejected by Glimmer magazine. However, I didn’t let that stop me. I continued writing and guess what, I now have a book deal with a publishing house.

So accept failure, but do not let it define you. Do not let it stop you. Do not let it hinder your progress. Acknowledge it, learn from it, be strengthened by it.

Accept Failure but Never Stop Moving Forward.

©KaylaAnnAuthor

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28 thoughts on “Writing Tip: Accepting Failure”

  1. Amen. Sometimes, I believe, we have to fail at everything before we can find out what to do that will lead us to success. At least that has been my personal experience.

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