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The Write Way………

August 17, 2008 by in category Blogs, The Write Way tagged as , with 5 and 0
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Ahhhh………another year, another conference!
Hard to believe National has already come and gone…….But here we are. We’ve mostly recovered, we’ve filed away all the notes and tidbits we picked up in San Francisco, and we’ve finally finished dissecting every conversation we had, looking for the ways we screwed up or said the wrong thing!
Time to move on. And what does that mean, you ask??
It means it’s back to work. Back to writing. Back to racking up the daily page count and meeting all of those deadlines. Whether they’re self imposed or set down in contracts, meeting those deadlines counts.
Did you get a request for a partial from one of the editors or agents you met at conference? Then don’t just sit there, get it shined up and out the door. And while your baby is sitting on that desk, tapping its proverbial toes, waiting to be read, you should be sitting at YOUR desk, working on the next proposal. Don’t sit there fingers crossed, hoping for luck.
Build your own luck.
I’m not sure who said it originally, but I heard a great quote in one of the workshops at conference……..If you want to succeed, double your failure rate………
Makes sense. You’ll never succeed if you’re not trying. So get those proposals out there. Take a shot. Make your dreams come true while you’ve still got time!
Maureen Child is the author of more than 100 romance novels and novellas. Right now, she’s typing crazily, rushing to meet those deadlines………

5 Comments

  • Anonymous
    on August 18, 2008

    Guilt is a fantastic motivator! LOL

    Love that quote…

    Great blog, Maureen!

    M.

  • Anonymous
    on August 17, 2008

    Ah Kate…….good to know guilt is a motivator!

  • Anonymous
    on August 17, 2008

    Okay, okay, I’m typing, I’m typing!! Can’t sell the proposal if I don’t write it!

    That was a great quote, Maureen. Thanks for mentioning it. Okay, back to typing! Sheesh!

  • Anonymous
    on August 17, 2008

    Oh yeah……Steven did say that. But do you remember who HE was quoting?? LOL, I sure don’t!

  • Anonymous
    on August 17, 2008

    I think that was Steven Axelrod who said that. And it’s a great quote! Thanks for the timely reminder!

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