Today I thought it would be great to share some posts I stumbled on that I wish I had read years ago before starting out as a writer. Perhaps they would have helped me enter the path with a better sense of reality. (I mean, come on! I write fiction for crying out loud. Reality is just a thread sticking out of my sweater sleeve.)
I'll also ask you to share what you wish YOU had known before becoming a writer.
- I wish I had known how time intensive this process would be.
- I wish I had known how hard it would be for my family to support my desire to give this "hobby" a try.
- I wish I had known from the very beginning that my writing style doesn't (and probably never will) fit perfectly in a well labeled box. It would have saved me much heartache.
I'm glad I didn't know what wonderful friends and support I would find in the online writing community. That's one surprise that helped me to press forward.
21 Thing I Wish I'd Known Before I Started Writing by Robin Black
What I Wish I Knew Before I was Published-- a list from many authors
5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Becoming an Author--I love #3 even though I don't drink. :)
And this most excellent post...
Nice Things I Wish I'd Known About Publishing by Alison Cherry
So, comment now. What do you wish you'd known about writing, getting published, marketing, etc?