I’m currently writing a 12 novella serial
for a large New York publisher.
When I was first approached
about this project,
I had serious concerns.
I’ve never written a 12 novella serial,
have never crafted such a huge story
have never written a story
with a similar premise.
I wasn’t qualified
but I knew if I didn’t take this project,
I’d regret it for the rest of my life.
I bet on myself,
on my ability to craft this story.
(half way through the story,
this bet seems to be paying off)
“I want us to bet on ourselves
even though there is something still missing
and we’re aware of it.
There is a McKinsey study
that says if a job is offered
and a man has two out of the 10 characteristics,
he will raise his hand.
A woman won’t raise her hand
until she has eight out of the 10.”
You’ll never be perfectly qualified
for the opportunity you want.
Bet on yourself.
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