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August 15, 2013

Motivate, Motivate

I’ve been in a constant state of trying to get psyched enough to finish this edit. You know this; in fact, you’re probably sick of hearing about it. My hope is that if you’re reading this blog, you’re in the same boat. Every little kick is a help.

Today I’m linking to an article on getting traditionally published, which is my goal. I’m partway through the steps–simultaneously on steps 7,

Read it like it’s your worst enemy’s magnum opus and your job is to expose its every tragic flaw.

and 17,

Your attitude and willingness to learn and grow will not go unnoticed during this process, so keep a brave and tenacious face on, even when you’re dying inside.


Some of it can seem harsh, but the humor makes it encouraging–I hope for you as it was for me!



  1. A English says:

    What a great piece, it gave me butterflies in my stomach, every step of the way!

  2. […] article I posted last week made the excellent point that you can’t know what your novel-writing process is until you’ve […]

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