Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Random Writing Tip #2

Random Writing Tip #2 - Patience, young grasshopper
So, what can the not-so-patient writer do whilst waiting for an agent or editor's acceptance?

• Get busy working on the next project.
• Enter writing competitions.
• Volunteer as a contest judge - as well as helping others, you'll learn from them as well.
• Take an online course. Have a look at Writer's Digest’s classes or the affordable workshops by Earthly Charms.
• Enjoy the successes of other writers rather than steeping yourself in jealousy.
• Read widely – both inside and outside of your genre.
• Stop worrying about things you can't control, like how long it'll take for someone to review your book. Just get on with your job.
• Everyone says you have a great imagination. Give yourself a few minutes each day to dream about hitting the big time.


Melissa said...

vanessa, thanks for visiting my interview at sarahantz.com!

re: your imagination, I really believe that thinking about it and imagining your dream coming true IS one step to make it happen. so always make room for the daydreams!

Authorness said...

Hi, Melissa! Congrats on your book's release.

Yes, and there are so many inventions that came about because of a wild imagination - space travel, the Internet, chocolate that melts in your mouth and not in your hand...