Today, I want to talk to you about unexpected help. That’s right, it can happen. I’ve had it happen to me just recently.

As most of you probably know by now, I post just a little of my first draft of Monday Murder every Monday (big surprise, right?). I wasn’t really looking for an editor at the moment, but then a friend of mine said that he could give me a few tips if I was interested. Of course, I gladly accepted (thank you, Kyle!). I’m not yet done with my first draft, but I am gladly accepting any help that will come my way.

As writers, we need to be able to accept help. Let’s face it, there’s always room for improvement. We always have something that we can improve. We always strive to make the best novel we can. If you accept help, then you can make it even better.

I know, it can be hard to hear your work criticized. Trust me, I hate when people are negative about my work. However, if you know they’re trying to help, why not accept it? There are people that actually want to help you, believe it or not.

It will always be hard to hear negative things about your work. Trust me, I get that. I may not be published yet, but I have already felt the pain of having negative things about my work. When your work is being edited, the person that is editing it just wants to make your work better. It can be tough sometimes, but something about knowing that the editor wants to help makes it just a little bit easier. Keep the faith, writers. Don’t get discouraged. I believe in you all.