Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Another lesson....

Being patient is not something that would describe me at all. Throughout the whole process of writing to publishing as been a hard lesson learned. I thought that I would share:

Being patient is the most important. Nothing gets achieved overnight. It takes time to establish a groove, to get followers, to gain experience. When I first start I thought that it would be easy and quick. I was so wrong and I have learned the hard way. Wait and good things will come.

Don't get ahead of yourself. Writing comes first. Always. Market later. I just finished my second book but I am being patient and making sure that I don't get ahead before it is ready. I made this mistake the first time.

Someone once told me that to be successful, keep writing. It doesn't matter if everyone in the world hates your first book. At least you achieved something. The first stepping stone is getting up the courage to go publish it. Then publish the second, but keep writing if you love it. Who cares what other people think!

Be Confidant and Respectful. Know that your work is good and your proud of it. Be respectful to those who disagree. I read a lot of threads in forums and I am appalled at people's behavior. Just because there is not a actual face talking to you, you can still do damage through words.

Love what you do. Perfection. If you get tired or working on your novel, don't toss it or give up. Put it aside and work on something new for awhile. This is how I keep things new and exciting.

These are just a few that come to mind, maybe later I will post some more when I think on it more.  


  1. Thanks for your advice. I have read it 3 times and I felt that I needed to read this entry.
    Being patient is really difficult. It is a big problem for me as I was always fond of speed in life. Your words have to some extent inspired me. This is my blog

  2. Amen to all of this, Stephanie! Patience is a virtue. I learned this also with my first publishing venture. I didn't take the time to learn everything that I could. I took the first offer that came across the table, and I'm a bit ashamed to say that it was a vanity press. That's right, at 18 years old, I was paying a company to publish my book. I didn't know any better then, but I do now. I hope your words will reach others before they make similar mistakes. Great post!

  3. Awesome post, Stephanie! I wandered over here from your AbsoluteWrite post, and I definitely appreciate these words of wisdom about patience. I am one of the most impatient people I know, and I'm having to REALLY work hard to survive this submission process alive! (I'm new to blogging, too, and I'd love to be your newest follower!) ;)