Rules I need to follow as a writer so I don’t go nuts.
Get in touch with your muse. He’s super hot and is a good happy thought. Also he’s sexy enough to get people excited to read all the dirty little parts in that book you’re writing. 🙂
> Except that the chances of becoming a successful author are very slim.
> Always remember who I write for-me, myself and sometimes maybe you.
> Accept I will never get rich and famous from my writing-I am no J.K., I’m H.N. Close but not the same.
> No matter how much someone bashes my writing, I will never give up.
> Don’t take bad criticism to heart. Try and learn from it.
> It’s okay to cry if I get a bad review or a rejection letter, we all do even though we don’t admit it. (so if you’re a publisher stalking my sight, people have probably called you every swear word in the book behind your back. Just saying.)
> I wrote a book. That makes me an author. I don’t have to be famous to have this title.
Realize how amazing a feat it is to actually write a book. Lots of people wish they could do that. I’m awesome. Totally awesome.
> It’s okay to daydream about finishing the chapter I’m working while I’m at work. It makes it less of a death sentence.
> I am an awesome writer! It’s one of my greatest talents.
> When reviewing or commenting on someone’s writing, never say it sucks, or tell them to stop writing.
> Accept that not everyone will like what I write. It’s like country music is to me-icky but to others it’s awesome. I am somebody’s awesome. (If I’m your kind of awesome, feel free to tell me, I like stuff like that.)
Find a fan. Having someone to cheer me on in my writing makes me want to write better and more. Thanks Jennifer!
> Never set impossible goals for my writing. If I want to write, I write. If I want to go to the water park with Kyle, I’ll go to the water park with Kyle. Never make writing a job (unless you’re super lucky and actually get paid to write)
> Expect to be poor. Most writers are, as are artists. See next rule…
> Marry someone rich so I can write all day and not have to work.
> Even though I think I’m done editing a book, I never am.
> Apologize for calling the program ‘word’ a son of a bitch because it froze on page 150 of 200 on a spell check.
Okay…now stop looking at this super cute kitty and leave a comment to contribute one of your own rules.
This entry was posted on June 27, 2012 by H.N. Sieverding. It was filed under Daily rambling and was tagged with author, book, books, discussion, novel, publishing, reading, rules, self help, writer, writing.