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Thursday, March 4, 2010

"Patience Is A Virtue"

Happy Thursday Everybody,

Let's face it, when you're an author you need patience.

For example:

Patience with yourself.

Your inspiration.

And, patience with the process.

Sometimes patience means not calling up an agent (or editor/publisher) to find out if they did, in fact, get your query instead of just letting them answer you in the time that they will.

Sometimes it means not ripping yourself apart when the ideas aren't flowing as well as they would at other times.

Sometimes it means going through the writing, the editing, the querying process without jumping ahead of yourself.

Some people decide to self publish or print on demand. For a select few this works out. However, everything I've read about publishing, generally recommends doing things the conventional way.

Ultimately, though, it's up to the writer to decide what direction he or she will go: self publishing or the usual way.

Have A Terrific Thursday!

4 comments:

Shannon O'Donnell said...

"Sometimes it means going through the writing, the editing, the querying process without jumping ahead of yourself."

That is me exactly! :-)

Marsha Sigman said...

Great advice and I completely agree! Now tell it to my husband.lol

Bethany said...

Shannon,

Yeah. I was sort of referring to those who go with self-publishing and vanity presses because they can't stand the wait or they don't want to go through the querying. But you're right, sometimes we tend to "borrow" worry and start thinking about "What if this happens or that happens" instead of just saying "Okay, this is what I'm working on right now and while that other information is important, I need to focus on what I'm working on at the moment." :-)

Bethany said...

Marsha,

Tell your husband to read my blog LOL :-)