Ink Spells is taking a brief hiatus while my mom comes to visit. We will be talking about books and writing and Mighty Mite’s birthday, and hopefully not sweltering in the Chicago heat.
I leave you with this thought, until Monday, lovely readers:
There are so many different kinds of writing and so many ways to work that the only rule is this: do what works. Almost everything has been tried and found to succeed for somebody. The methods, even the ideas of successful writers contradict each other in a most heartening way, and the only element I find common to all successful writers is persistence-an overwhelming determination to succeed.
I’ve been writing fiction for exactly 17 mos, 3 days and 10 minutes* (not counting fiction writing from my youth). I think I have a good 20-40 years left in me.
How long have you been writing? What helps you to persist?
*at the time of this posting. appproximately.
Update: Thanks to Sheri for the linkage – check out her awesome Writer’s Ally blog when you have a chance!