Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Take The Time To Make Your Writing Good

We live in a world of immediate gratification. We want things now and we want things fast. For writers, however, this approach simply cannot work well for your careers.

The business of writing takes a great deal of time. As writers, we have to learn and grow. We have to find the areas we are good at and those that we still need a lot more work with. The odds are, that first book of yours is not going to be the best book ever. Yes, there are those anomalies out there, but for the rest of the real world, it will take time.

If you think about it, with any profession, we don't just jump out of school and become the best in the profession we chose. Look, I started teaching in 1990 and even now, as I work as an adjunct English instructor, I still find myself learning and growing. I also realize that those early years were probably not as strong as I thought they were. It takes time to figure out how to do things right and effective.

Please realize authors. Publishing, in some format or another, will be around for a long time. Just because you finished that first book does not mean you are ready to jump into this business. Learn and grow. You will know when you are reading.

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