It's first Wednesday and time for the Insecure Writer's Support Group! But first some newses.... On Saturday I am flying to Oregon for some time with my childhood friends. I haven't had a girlfriend vacation in ages and I am so excited. Not to mention I miss Oregon like crazy.
|Astoria, Oregon at the mouth of the Columbia|
So now for this month's question... What pitfalls would you warn other writers to avoid on their publication journey?
It is so exciting to get that first book done, but that first book is NOT going to look good ten years from now if you don't slow down, get lots of feedback, go through the hoops of either querying a publisher or paying an editor... I know my first 5 books will never see the light of day unless they get total overhauls. I loved those stories, but I had to find my voice and my grounding. I'm glad self publishing wasn't really a thing yet at that point. Or they might be out there.
Take your time to learn the craft and get a feel for the industry. It's okay. It's not a race.
Okay, so that is my wisdom for the day and month... Now you should go visit some other insecure writers!