We must all learn to be better and stronger than we are; that goes for all parts of our lives. Writers who strive always to write better, to plot better, to be better, with every new thing they write… do succeed.
Everything we do is a learning curve and it’s too easy to get complacent. One success does not guarantee another and as the athletes all proved at this year’s Olympics, that second medal is harder to achieve when expectation sits on your head. Same as getting the next book or the next story accepted. It doesn’t take away from the first, but it doesn’t mean you can sit back either.
So always aim to be better, bigger, stronger than you are right now — than you THINK you are. There is only one way to move forward and that is it.
Happy Wednesday folks!