Stand Tall and Keep Moving

As I write this, I’m waiting for a committee to decide about my proposal.

In my years in publishing, I’ve been here many times — on both ends of the process.

If you’re new to writing, get used to the idea of waiting and having others assess your work. It comes with the territory.

But it needn’t be accompanied by worry. Will your work be perfect? Not likely, but that’s no reason to fret.

If you’ve given it your best shot, that’s all you can do. Take satisfaction in what you’ve accomplished, then look for ways the next time to do even better.

If you’ve given it your best shot, that’s all you can do.

You’ll always have more to learn. But with an open mind and a teachable attitude, you’ll never lack for someone to help you hone your craft.

I hope the committee gives me a positive word. I think my proposal’s a great fit, and I gave it my best shot.

If nothing else, I’ve learned from the experience. And that can only help me as I move ahead, regardless how the committee decides.

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About Andy Scheer

With more than 30 years in publishing, Andy Scheer has provided freelance editorial services since 2010. He has edited fiction and nonfiction for publishers including Moody, WinePress, and BelieversPress, as well as for clients including Dirk Cussler, McNair Wilson, DiAnn Mills, Heather Day Gilbert, and Sammy Tippit.

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