Oh my, this is such an important lesson! I spread myself too thin last year by volunteering for too much. My muse still produced two full length novels and two novella length collections of short stories, but I will still fall about 80,000 words short of my goal for the year.
Thankfully, I’ve learned my lesson and have my eye on the prize again. Thanks for posting this great lesson, Kristen!
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All of us start out writing for different reasons. Perhaps we have dreams of seeing New York Times Best Seller or USA Today Best Seller in front of our names. Perhaps we long to be a household name like Stephen King or even a legend like J.K Rowling.
Some of you might want to see Winner of the Pulitzer Prize on the cover of your books or see your books made into television or major motion pictures. Some writers simply want to finish that one novel and publish it so they can say they wrote a novel.
Every dream is equally noble. There are no right or wrong goals only your goals (and goals evolve as we do). Yet, I would be remiss if I didn’t point out that the level of sacrifice and self-discipline required to Write a Novel in…
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