But remember, even when it’s a messy first draft, your book is beautiful.
Your book is beautiful because you wrote it; your beauty doesn’t come from writing a successful book. Don’t let an editor, publisher, or friend ever tell you that your writing isn’t worth anything. You have a story to tell. Surround yourself with a support network that will nurture you and your story because your book is worth it. Yes, it may need some work–maybe even a whole lot of work–before it’s ready to release to the reviewers. That’s what your beta readers and editors are here for, and if you have a good editor and listen to her advice, she won’t let you release your book before it’s ready.
So don’t second-guess yourself. Write your heart out and don’t be afraid to show what you’ve written to a talented team who can help you refine it. Because you’re beautiful and so is your story.