Happy New Year! I hope it's a lovely one for all of you. This month I don't have new worries so I'll share some hints which might help your writing career:
- When you're writing, do you try to please everyone? I admit, I've done this. I tend to take negative comments personally. That gives them more power than they deserve, in my view.Keep in mind, the comments are only one person's opinion. It doesn't make him/her an expert. The person might have been having a bad day when nothing would have earned positive feedback.
- It's a good idea to wait a day before you decide your work is ready for publication:If you're anything like me you go to bed thinking you've found all the mistakes. You've tracked down the repetitive words. Now you're ready. But in the morning, when you're not bleary-eyed, things look entirely different. You wonder why you ever consider sending your manuscript to the publisher. You see all kinds of things that need improvement.
- Revise, revise and revise again: Make sure you're offering your best work. Don't be afraid to keep revising until you're confident your work reflects your very best effort.
I hope these little hints help you create something amazing. Thanks for visiting.
copyright:2016: Deanie Humphrys-Dunne
book trailer: https://youtu.be/tT5zBYieZbo (scenes from Tails of Sweetbrier) (created by Rhonda Patton)
Book trailer: youtube.com/watch?v=Rba4hkmmTyc&feature=youtu.be (created by Chris Graham)