Getting Published Is Not a Race to the Finish Line

Novelty Revisions

As a teenager, I was lucky enough to stumble onto the path of a creative writing mentor. He was helpful in that frustrating way that never seems like it’s making a difference. He never once patted me on the back and said, “Good job.” He never told me I was too good to quit. For about three straight years, he never really said anything “nice” at all.

Except the last thing he’d ever end up saying to me — something I’d waited so long to hear that I’d stopped believing I ever would.

He said, “I bet you’ll be published within the next five years.”

That was his way. Saying in few words what summed up all he’d thought since meeting me.

I panicked.

Suddenly, I had a deadline. One I took very seriously, until I realized I no longer could.

The harder I tried to make it happen, the…

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About ann Harrison Author

I am a Christian author and a professional content writer who is totally blind. I also love to write about inspirational topics, such as spirituality, music, and anything else that my little heart desires. This includes character interviews, book reviews, and even a story or two. I write professional blog posts, landing pages and other materials for the word matters blog at, and a company called rushcube. If anyone wants to find out more about my writing, or if you need a freelance content writer, please email me at
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