(Grocked from Matt Stagg)
Cat Rambo is spilling the beans on Ten Tips For a New Writer.
I keep trying #2 and getting waylaid by the jobs and life. They're like highway men, waiting to shake me down for extra time and energy as I travel through the dark forest.
#4 is very important. It's a hard lesson to learn. I was fortunate that when I started, the markets I submitted to would take up to eight months to respond. Helped me learn to keep writing real quick.
#5 is something I've been struggling with since I started. I think I did the right thing by downshifting to short stories. I haven't had any published, yet, but I've learned how to tell a story and how to write it.
#6, 8, and 9 are pieces of advice that you must do. Much of writing advice falls into #10, but these three are golden rules.
And these days, #3 is very important. Word-of-mouth kinds of conversation are made 12x easier by these intrumunets.