Polish makes the pearl, but remember: grit begins it.

GRIT + PEARL is a series of love letters to all the gritty, imperfect things that go into crafting a story, building a book, and creating yourself as an author. Along with updates on Ryan La Sala and his projects, each letter includes thoughts, tips & tricks on making peace with:

Envy | Gossip | Competing | Giving Up | Procrastinating | Drafting | Starting | Spite | Revising | Querying | Pitching | Waiting | Timidity | Fear | Inadequacy | Homophobic idiots | Networking

& more! Read along, commiserate, and get back to creating pearls.

By Ryan La Sala, YA Fantasy Author & Notable Gay

www.ryanlasala.com | Twitter: @Ryality