Alyssa asked Karen Rock:

What's the hardest thing about being an author?

Karen Rock Hi, Alyssa! The hardest thing about being an author is turning off my inner critic that expects me to write everything perfectly or not at all... When drafting my stories, I need to focus on telling the story rather than making all the details exactly right. I have to trust myself that when I return to the draft to revise, I will be in a better place to find the spots that I can improve. When I first started writing, I didn't know how to shush that inner critic and I could never finish a book because I kept finding problems and rewriting the same chapters, eventually getting nowhere. But by learning to be kinder to myself on a first draft, I can now finish a story and enjoy the process so much more! I hope that helps :)
Karen Rock

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