Thursday, May 29, 2008
Posted by Beth Revis at 2:31 PM
So I was adding it up this morning, and I've been writing novels for five years. There's a big difference between the writer I was in 2003 and the writer I am now. Here's what I have learned in 5 years:
- Just because you wrote 200 pages doesn't mean you wrote a good book.
- Nothing is ever as good as it can be in the first draft.
- You cannot revise alone.
- If you still can't sell your book after revisions, rewrites, and a spit-polish, write another one.
- If you ever get to the point where the writing isn't worth it, just quit.
Let's hope I learn a little bit more about actually publishing something in the next five years!