Every day we have to break down the barriers that prevent us achieving our goals. In travel they can be the so called ‘red tape’ or what I call the ‘Ebola effect’. In personal lives, other’s prejudices or our own insecurities can seem like hurdles too difficult to overcome.
As a writer, I am daunted by the barriers to attaining success as a published author. Firstly there are those which exist in the industry. We all know them; who has not struggled to secure an agent or make a profit from his or her hard work?
However, the barrier that is most obstructive comes from within. Every morning I have to remind myself of the success already achieved, having completed a full length novel when so many writers fall along the way. I can be proud to call myself an author and, when I finally publish my novel, I might allow myself a self satisfied smile.