Any person who settles for mediocrity in terms of his or her spiritual life is setting himself up for failure. Reaching high for the virtues and striving for perfection isn’t always easy, but it’s always worthwhile. None of us will ever be perfect, but we must try. Most of us will fall short frequently, but as Catholics, we’re blessed to have the Sacrament of Reconciliation to give us the grace to be better people.
Authors who settle for mediocrity with regard to their writing are also setting themselves up for failure. Articles and books that have not been professionally edited will frustrate readers. These authors can become known for their mediocre writing, and readers may not return for more. If you’re posting to a blog, ask a writer friend to be your second pair of eyes. If you’re traditionally publishing a book, your assigned editor will help make your book as professional as possible. If you are self-publishing, please hire experienced and professional editors to edit your book. Most importantly, humbly consider any and all suggestions from your editor.
Don’t settle for mediocrity in either your spiritual life or your writing life. Strive to be the best you can be!
Special thanks to CWG member Allison Gingras for featuring my third novel, Stealing Jenny, during her radio show, A Seeking Heart, this week! Check out a few of the shows here:
And, today, I’ll be live on A Seeking Heart from 10:00 until 10:45. Listen live here at this link: http://www.realliferadio.com/a-seeking-heart-with-allison-gingras.html
If you’d like to call while we’re on the air, here’s the number: Call 1-855-949-1380
We have an upcoming live conference in July in Somerset, NJ (July 22-24) and registration is now open.
The Catholic Writers Retreat is taking place in late October. Your Word is my Delight takes place October 25-29, 2015 at the St. Francis Retreat Center, 703 E. Main Street, DeWitt, Michigan 48820. Register on line at here at this link, Click on Other Offerings, or call 866-669-8321. $490 for five days.
As always, if you have any questions, comments or concerns, please do not hesitate to email me: president (at) catholicwritersguild (dot) (com)
In Jesus and Mary,
Ellen Gable Hrkach