“Spend time on things you can control.” Yes and yes and YES.
Kate Messner on the Secrets to Writing Lots of Books, Promoting Them, and Still Having a Life :: Cynsations
“Because in a world that focuses so much attention on our kids doing things correctly, there needs to be some small amount of time for them to do things incorrectly, to make an acceptable mess. It feels more important to focus on the fact THAT they write than HOW they write.”
An Acceptable Mess: On Behalf of Private Writing :: Laurel Snyder
“There are very few ironclad rules in writing and publishing, but this is one of them: you can’t be a good writer if you don’t read. Period. Full stop. I will not be taking questions.”
One of the fastest paths to rejection: implying you don’t read much :: Nathan Bransford
This pre-COVID look at the state of publishing is pretty sobering.
The Author’s Guild 2020 Report :: Writer Unboxed
“Letting go can be a writer’s most creative act.”
A Writer’s Most Creative Act :: Marion Dane Bauer