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Thursday, June 9, 2016

If You're Serious About Writing a Book, Be Serious About Writing a Book

You are serious about writing a book.

You’ve written a book proposal and you’re itchy to hold a paper book in your hands. In fact you’re so fired up that you knocked out the book proposal in one week and wrote the sample chapters in 3 days!

But are you serious enough to slow down?
  • Are you willing to solicit feedback from a local writer’s group?
  • Are you willing to spend six months writing and rewriting those chapters?
  • Are you willing to hire a proofreader to review your final draft?
  • Are you willing to save money and find childcare for your toddler so you can spend three days at a writer’s conference?
  • Are you willing to spend 18 more months writing articles, to build your platform, before submitting your proposal to an agent or publisher?

If you’re serious about building a career as a writer, plan to invest time, money and energy in your proposal before submitting it to an agent or publisher.

Be that serious.

What have you done, on the road toward publication, to hone your craft?

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