Here’s a great blog post (I recommend subscribing to this blog, by the way) about the nature and value of writing practice. It doesn’t mean the same thing as morning pages, though those are valuable, too, for different reasons.
For some inspiration (and a kick in the you-know-where) click on the link below.
I just found out about this today. It’s another monthly challenge. This one is held in October, just before NaNoWriMo. The assignment, if you choose to accept it, is to submit as many things as many places as possible in one month. Read all about it by clicking the link below. Start collecting resources, reading interviews, and saving submission sites now for maximum effectiveness.
Here’s a nice collection of articles about handling rejection from Writer’s Relief.
Here are some great tips from top professionals. I’m going to try some of them. You may too.
I haven’t been rejected much lately, but just because I haven’t submitted much. I’m still working on my novel and I have a terrific assignment.
I’ve looked at my old picture book manuscripts, and most of them just don’t work for the current market. I have a new one that’s close, but I won’t have time to work on it this week.
Anyway, back to rejections. Everybody who sends work out gets them, even famous award-winning writers. I’ve come across some great posts on the subject that are worth sharing.
Here’s an author who has built a career on his very unique background and his amazing special interest. (I discovered him on Twitter this morning.) What is your unique set of interests? How can you share it in your books?
Habits help us keep our complex lives in order and free our minds to handle unusual challenges.
Here’s a great little article about useful habits for writers by Kristi Holl.
Click on the link below and start building positive habits today. (Remember, it takes ten days to establish a new pattern of behavior, so be patient, but firm with yourself.
I met Jill Corcoran at a conference in 2012 and was very impressed. She is sharp, warm, and honest. Follow her blog for some great advice, or go to a conference to hear her speak. If you write books for children, you will not be disappointed, even if you have another agent.
From Fizzygrrl (couldn’t find her name), here’s a terrific post about some literary agents to follow. (Also check out Part One).