Heh. That's easy.
1) read more and read a variety of genres. You do yourself no favors getting pigeon holed.
2) Write every day. No excuses, time out for medical emergencies and deaths in the family.
3) Finish the damned book. Edit it when you are done. All you are doing is losing momentum.
4) If you can't write, edit and plot. When you are done writing, move on to the next project. When you are done with THAT, go back and edit the first project. Time = fresh perspective.
5) Stop being your own worst enemy. Finish the project. EVERYONE has self doubts. oh, and ignore the reviews. They'll eat you alive.
6) Trust me. You got this.
Monday, January 18, 2016
five things I'd tell my new writer self
Posted by James A. Moore
I write fiction, a little of everything and a lot of horror. I've written novels, comic books, roleplaying game supplements, short stories, novellas and oodles of essays on whatever strikes my fancy. That might change depending on my mood and the publishing industry. Things are getting stranger and stranger in the wonderful world of publishing and that means I get to have fun sorting through the chaos (with all the other writer-types). I have a website. This isn't it. This is where you can likely expect me to talk about upcoming projects and occasionally expect a rant or two. Not too many rants. Those take a lot of energy. In addition to writing I work as a barista, because I still haven't decided to quit my day job. Opinions are always welcome.