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Summary: Take baby seteps to writing success. One step after another, and you're a success, right now.
Baby Steps To Writing Success
Copyright © 2003 by Angela Booth
After a lifetime's worth of writing, I can file these baby steps under "wish I'd known when I started" category. They're vital. If you follow them, not only will you be successful at writing at some time in future, you'll be successful right now.
=> One: Write every day Writers write. That's all. And they write every day, just like plumbers fix taps and electricians wire houses. Writers write.
It's a process. You can outline and plan your writing all you want, but at some stage, every day, you must sit down and write.
=> Two: Pay attention to what you love
You'll write best about what you love. So take note of things you love. Make a list. Don't ever think that no one else is interested in what turns you on. Enthusiasm is contagious.
=> Three: It's journey…
Beware of fantasies like: "When this is published", "when I get an agent", "when I hold my first book in my hand".
When your fantasies come true, and after warm glow wears off, you won’t feel all that different (in fact, you won't feel any different) to way you feel right now. (I hope I'm not trampling your favourite fantasy into dust.)