The Behinder I get. Or so it seems. I'm very much a 'to do' list kind of person. Each day I'm not finishing that list, adding the leftover stuff to tomorrow's lists, and freaking out at the new list.
If we knew what hard work success would carry with it, would we try so hard to attain our hopes, dreams, and wishes? My answer would be yes. Even with all the hard work attached, success is very heady stuff.
My dream of being published is coming true next month and everything involved with it is so surreal. And so much work. LOL I'm hoping it is true what they say about only getting something great when you are ready to receive it.
If we knew when we sat down at that typewriter (me, at the beginning, in my 20's) that it would lead to story dilemmas, character meltdowns, reaching the end, learning to write a query letter, write a synopsis, search for an agent or editor, get one, revise, edit, cover art we hope we like, more revisions, writing blurbs, getting a website, learning to social network, promoting one book while writing the next one, and the one after that one too, would we still work so hard to reach The End? yes yes yes, a million times yes!!
If you could send a message back in time, what message would you send back to your beginner writer self?
Tempting Adam, The Wild Rose Press, Feb. 16