Week 43 - Internal vs. External

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By Matt Hampton. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Every young writer I have ever talked to talks about the imminent publication of their future novel. They know what the cover will look like. People will love it and we will remember it for years to come. I was the same way. Even used to have a speech prepared for my acceptance of big awards.
They never came.
Most writers have the same problems with frustrations and rejection. The fact is that most of our success, at least in the business of writing, is based on factors that are entirely out of our control.
So why do we waste so much time on those things beyond our control? Because we're human. But that doesn't mean we can't do better.
Join me for another episode of Confessions of a Working Writer where I explore the things that are within my control and what is outside of it.

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