A Writer’s Creed

Posted January 8, 2013 by elizatilton in Uncategorized / 2 Comments


Sheri Larsen has decided to start the new year with a writer’s creed. I think it’s a fabulous idea and decided to join in. If you want to take part, check out her site and add your blog to the linky. This will be a great way for all of us to keep in touch and strengthen each other.

2013 is going to be a big year for me. Why? My YA Fantasy will be published with Curiosity Quills Press. There’s lot of edits and marketing to be done, and I want to have book two completed, with book three started.

In order to be successful, I HAVE to do all of the above, plus a few others:

# Do not be lazy

# Don’t be swayed to spend endless hours in a video game (this is feasible if DA3 doesn’t come out and I don’t start playing Guild Wars 2 on the new gaming PC we just got)

# Don’t be afraid

I think the last one is soooo important. Fear can be paralyzing. It can stop a person from becoming something great. Personally, I’m afraid of success. I know that sounds silly, but once your work is out in the world, being read, there’s a lot more at stake. What if the first book is a bestseller, but the second flops? What if I only have these one or two stories in me? I know other writers face these same fears, and they conquer them. I know I will too.

I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that
brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to
pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the
inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be
nothing. Only I will remain.

Frank Herbert,


Let’s start 2013 right. Here’s to our success!

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2 responses to “A Writer’s Creed

  1. I am SO EXCITED for your book to come out!!! I think fear of success holds just as many people back as fear of failure does. But you've already taken the most important step toward conquering it, putting your work out there. You're going to rock this. Happy 2013!