Friday Focus: Believe in your voice

"Believe in yourself and in your own voice, because there will be times in this business when you will be the only one who does. Take heart from the knowledge that an author with a strong voice will often have trouble at the start of his or her career because strong, distinctive voices sometimes make editors nervous. But in the end, only the strong survive."

- Jayne Ann Krentz

11 comments:

Domey Malasarn said...

This is beautiful. I really hope I can hold onto this idea!

coffeelvnmom said...

Glad you like it, Domey! I really liked it too! =)

Carole Anne Carr said...

I'm always told that I have a strong distinctive 'voice', so there's hope for me yet! Hugs..

Anita said...

That's a bunch of bull!

It's April 1, isn't it. :)

Very encouraging quote. EnJoy your weekend.

Faith E. Hough said...

Wow, what a great quote!
I'm so glad I just found your blog!

Regina said...

Great quote. This is something to motivate the weak knees of mine!

RaeLynn Fry said...

Read this just when I needed to hear it. :) Love how that works.

Karen @ Scobberlotch said...

This is such an inspiration. And don't you find that this applies to other areas of life - not just in writing? People have strong reactions to strong voices.

Susie Talbot said...

I think believing in your voice can happen only when you believe in yourself and this is the hardest part. Writers seem to feed on doubt...we've got to quit it!!!

Anita said...

It's been awhile. Hope good things are happening in your life. :)

Sydnee said...

Truer words were never spoken. If you don't write for yourself, you're not truly writing.