Author: Sandy Vaile
We naturally shy away from anything that will hurt us (emotionally and physically). It’s a part of self-preservation that kicks in automatically when we feel threatened, afraid or stressed. But the truth is, challenging situations happen to all of us all the time and are often outside of our control and resilience will help us endure them.
Resilience is a valuable skill to practise in all parts of life, but it occurred to me recently that we often bandy the term about without actually understanding why it’s so important, especially to authors. You see, resilience isn’t only valuable during times of stress, it’s something that will benefit us on a daily basis.
What exactly is resilience?
Resilience is having the capacity to recover quickly from difficult situations.
It’s being passionate about what you do, persevering through thick and thin, and being flexible when life throws you a curve ball.
Why is this important for writers?
Now, I’m not saying all of this to depress you, but to convey how vital resilience for authors.
Empowering modern fiction authors to confidently write novels worthy of publication