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.
Writing and running – a strange combination? Yes, if you insist on doing both at the same time. Otherwise running helps prevent writer’s butt and shows us how to be better writers. Honestly.