"We try to stuff fear deep down and keep it hidden, but it’s always clawing its way to the surface. . . . Live with the fear. Embrace it. But also don’t let it stop you. Power through. Let the fear motivate you, not kill your mojo. Because I guarantee someone, somewhere is going to HATE your work. But are you going to let that one person stop you?"
"Good writing isn't enough. You need a killer concept. A well-written story with a mediocre concept will get a rejection form every time. But a fresh, unique concept that needs better execution will get a revision request. And a killer concept that's written well? That's your ticket to a contract." -Tara Lazar*