OPTIONAL IWSG Day Question: As you look back on 2017, with all its successes and failures, if you could backtrack, what would you do differently?
Answer: Not much but reflect and be grateful.
I met @DelilahSDawson during SWiC16. She led a workshop on writing first chapters and I’ve been following her ever since. She’s a charming open woman who shares day-to-day life as a professional writer.
The biggest message she has shared to date is: Be brave and take a chance. I played it safe and was rewarded with rejection. So I decided to follow her advice. I wrote a science-fiction mystery that’s way out there.
She teaches by example. Works hard. Shares the whole traditionally-published author experience. Goes to tons of conferences. I wouldn’t be surprised if you’ve met her or will meet her. Reading her tweets keep me inspired until I get back to all of you.
Which brings me to something very important–you. Thanks for your visits, commets and time. And I hope your future will be filled with boatloads of happiness and success. And I expect many more years ahead with you in my life. I lift my glass to you. Cheers.
In 2018 I’ll be taking the biggest chance of all–submitting to agents. I’ve made a list and I’ve checked it twice. Life seems better since I comminted myself.
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