ABC – Day 31 – Best advice

Best advice

Best advice

What is the single best piece of advice you’ve ever received about the publishing process and/or what advice would you offer to a first-time author?

Since reading this prompt, I’ve been thinking about the advice I received, and I can’t think of any standouts as the single best piece of advice I’ve received. There has been so much great advice, and some that doesn’t really work for me…

I can think of something I would like to pass on to a first-time author, and this may have been passed on to me  at some point: [Read more…]

Don’t over think your word count

Don’t sweat the word count

Don’t sweat the word count

It’s November, and most of my writing friends are currently participating in NaNoWriMo. If you don’t know what that is, it’s National Novel Writing Month where participants are challenged to write 50,000 words on a month. I’ve recently seen posts from a number of children’s authors also worrying about word count on their first draft.

I know I’ve blogged about this before, but it seems to be an issue that comes up a lot, especially in November…

One of the things I’ve learned with first drafts is to just get it done, and don’t sweat about the word count. Your word count will change as your manuscript is edited. [Read more…]

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