Join Alex J. Cavanaugh and a multitude of writer's in this monthly hop to help support one another!
Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!
Alex's awesome co-hosts are Tamara Narayan, Pat Hatt, Patricia Lynne, Juneta Key, and Doreen McGettigan!
July 5 Question: What is one valuable lesson you've learned
since you started writing?
is a valuable lesson.
Once you begin your story, you are a writer. It doesn't matter what genre or if you write flash fiction, short stories, articles, or novels. If you wish to pursue traditional publishing, small independent presses, or self-publishing, it can be quite daunting.
The lonely and long hours you put into your work and self-sacrificing your time can be a joy and/or a drudgery. You need to persevere.
It's your first draft, and you type those phenomenal two words: *THE END* But really it's the beginning. A second draft, a third draft, editing, revising, beta readers and so on...persistence.
Then if you seek an agent or submit to publishing houses it's another path filled with road blocks of disappointments and rejections.
But my mantra is: "It only takes one YES" and for that one yes you need: **PERSEVERANCE**