This is for the new listeners who may not know how I got to where I am today. Here’s most of the story!
It’s great when the world wants you to write. It sucks when even your loved ones don’t. How to deal.
While most people write far too many words in their novels, and consider rewriting as a trimming process, some of us write too spare and are left with a <80000 word novel and you have to figure out how to stretch to hit wordcount.
It’s motivation time, and you can do it, dangit.
I’m all angsty, but the book cover is REALLY pretty!
What’s funny is right after I recorded this, I read that the Hydra situation has been mostly dealt with by diligent work by Victoria Strauss and John Scalzi. But still, it’s important to discuss.
Recorded last week- the FINAL word on exposure and why/when you should consider it currency.
Just like horse trainers must shovel poop, so must writers deal with rejections. Get a goal. Make it hurt less. Get tough!
Do prep work. Be friendly. Ask questions. Leave the shyness at home. Don’t be a jerk. Don’t be a creeper. You’ll do fine.