Over this past month since LOVE has launched I have been asked the question
what bit of advice would you offer to aspiring writers?
well, being how I still consider myself in that category (we are always aspiring, aren't we?) I'd say it is this one word:
believe that you can actually write the book (or whatever it is your goal may be)
believe your voice is important and unique
believe you can listen to the critique and improve (and you must)
believe you can endure (nine years folks! nine years!)
believe people want to read your story
believe it matters
because it does matter. what you have to share with the world may not be for everyone, but it is important and it is worth working at.