Just like any skilled *coughs* worker, writers need a toolkit. Always have your trusty tools alongside you. Here is a possibly useless list of what every writer should have in their toolkit.
If you believe what every writer and their cat has to say about first novels being rubbish, you’d never begin. It’s time to look at this another way. They can, in fact, be little gems.
Don’t worry. This isn’t a ‘woe is me, no-one reads my blog’ kind of post. I’ve been blogging for quite a while now. We could all do with assessing our blogs every now and again.
We all have to wait for things sometimes, although cats work to their own schedule. I may be young but I’m a wise feline. Take my advice and get through those waiting times.
I am the world’s worst person at taking time out when I have to. Who better to write about how important it is to have some rest then? Yes, I know…
Beta readers are amazing people. The beta reading process for an author isn’t always so amazing. Cue the agonising waiting game.
If writing doesn’t work out what can we do? Eat our body weight in chocolate or find another occupation? Transferable skills are where it’s at. So what other jobs could a writer do? Warning: this post may contain unhelpful and silly advice.
Writing or any pursuit can be lonely if we allow the lack of support from our loved ones to taint it. Look to the ‘strangers’ out there who champion you. The unexpected ones can be the best cheerleaders.