Act Before You Think

photo by Steven Worster

On a Facebook writers group I’m a member of, someone started a discussion by asking who among us were Indies, who were traditionally published, and who were “authors in waiting.” I suspected the term “author in waiting” to be someone with a completed manuscript who was waiting to either secure a literary agent, or a publishing deal. Tons of writers chimed in with their status. Most people stuck to one of those three options, or a soon-to-be-added fourth: hybrid author (someone who has both traditionally published and self-published).

Tucked into the litany of responses was this comment: I am contemplating writing a novel.

That slowed my rapid scrolling to a dead stop.

I immediately  thought about all the things that one should carefully consider before doing: (continue reading)


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  1. Love this, Eva–you said it as it truly is. A person just has to grab that pen and pour it out–both good and bad. No one is going to read it until you’re ready to share. . .Hey, when is your next book . . ?

    1. I’m getting there, Judee. Some days are real grinders, but I see light at the end of the tunnel!

  2. Reblogged this on nbsmithblog…random digressions and musings and commented:
    Words of wisdom. Write, just write.

    1. thank you!

  3. Write, just write. Great post Eva.

    1. Exactly that, Nan! so true, just write… the sparks can’t fly unless you start!

  4. thank you! needed to hear this right now:)

    1. So glad to hear that! Go get ’em! Thanks for stopping by.

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