Itâ€™s human nature to make comparisons. We do it all the time: in the grocery
store, when weâ€™re shopping for clothes, even when weâ€™re trying to decide
go on vacation. Iâ€™m a big time bargain shopper, so Iâ€™m always making
After all, we want to make sure weâ€™re getting the best value for our money.
of the time, comparison is a good thing.
But as a writer, comparison is poison.
Letâ€™s face it, just the simple act of thinking about comparing two things,
they are somewhat similar. And that couldnâ€™t be farther from the truth.
As writers, we are all unique. Yes, we put words on a page, but, really,
where the similarities end. Weâ€™re all on different paths, whether that path
self publishing, traditional publishing, or a mix of both. To judge yourself
on someone elseâ€™s journey isnâ€™t going to mean anything. Yes, it may look
author is an overnight success, but 99.9% of the time, they were working
butt off for years and no one noticed.
Thatâ€™s the same argument you should use for writing speed. I think Iâ€™m a
slow writer, but others think Iâ€™m fast. Itâ€™s all based on where you sit. And
truth is, you donâ€™t know whatâ€™s going on behind the scenes. Maybe that
writes so slow is a single parent with two jobs.
And the absolute worst thing you can do is to compare your success with
elseâ€™s. Stop it. No good will come from that. Besides, havenâ€™t we already
that you canâ€™t compare yourself to another writer anyway?
If you must compare yourself with someone, compare yourself with yourself.
making progress in your writing journey? Any progress? The amount doesnâ€™t
as long as you're making it. Do you have more words on the page than you did
time last year?
Because at the end of the day, itâ€™s not anyoneâ€™s journey - itâ€™s yours.
Tara Sue Me wrote her first novel at the age of twelve. It would be
years before she picked up her pen to write the second.
After completing several clean romances, she decided to try her hand at
spicier and started The Submissive. What began as a writing exercise quickly
on a life of its own and The Dominant and The Training soon followed. An
reader of all types of fiction, she soon discovered she enjoyed writing a
Tara lives in the Southeastern United States with her husband, two children,
dogs, and a cat.
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Thereâ€™s the truth you knowâ€¦.
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hotelier and pimp lured her into his world. Ten years of turning tricks has
her to trust no one and feel nothing. Yet a chance meeting with a childhood
sparks hope for something more.
The truth you believeâ€¦
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But when she learns her days are numbered, she runs into the safety of his
and trusts his promise of protection.
And the truth you never imagined...
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alone. The one man she shouldnâ€™t trust offers her a chance to escape. But
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