Monday, May 18, 2009
WRITING LIKE YOU HAVE A CONTRACT
"Write like you have a contract." - Kim Harrison. Those are six words of advice that Kim gives to aspiring writers like myself and my friend and blog buddy Magaly. She also goes on to say that you have to write if you feel like it or not.
For aspiring authors like me, that's good advise. I have to admit that I haven't always followed it but, I have realized how important this advise really is.
It makes the difference in starting and finishing a project. It makes the difference in turning in your best work possible. It makes a difference in avoiding the deadline rush. It makes a difference in building your professionalism as a writer. It makes a difference in separating the ones who make in in the publishing world and those who don't.
Dedication, persistence and commitment to excellence and writing like you have a contract can only enhance your chances of becoming a published author/novelist.
What about you? Have you committed to writing like you have a contract? After a disappointing month writing wise, I have.