There is some great writing advice out there, and some will hit you in the feels immediately. More than just one piece of advice stuck with me, but the below advice I received below FREED me.
Let me guess the first question is how? It freed me from a bottled conception that my story would never be good enough to be out there for public consumption. The coaching call went something like this:
Coach: Do you ever find mistakes in the novels you read?
Me: Yes, of course.
Coach: So they are not perfect?
Me: Okay, you got me there. But their work is just so...
Coach: Stop comparing your chapter one to their chapter 20 or 50. Get it in the best shape possible and let it go, move on and experience more, and increase your skillset. Before you know it, you'll be someone else's, chapter 20.
I let my first book out into the world in 2016. I keep learning and applying. Unless you're doing a new edition for marketing purposes, let it stand. It's your body of work, and your work will evolve as you do, and that is awesome if you think about the legacy your leaving.
What writing advice stuck with you and freed you? Let me know in the comments below.