Do it because they said you couldn’t.
Yes, if you are as stubborn as I can be (from time to time :)) the fuel someone gives you from telling you you can’t do something is like detonating a live bomb — the wreckage is epic.
If I listened to other’s opinions regarding my writing career I would have never done it — or I would at least not be where I am today (writing book three to finalize The Siren’s Sea Trilogy !!)
Many were supportive, while others were simply naysayers. Regardless, I listened to neither groups and did what I wanted.
I have tightened my circle as to who I chose to tell things to regarding my passion and I have learned to with whom I can only mention the weather.
It’s always your choice in the end what you choose to accomplish in this life — no one else can make it for you (and no one else should!)
– Clare Angelica