18 Things To Do Whilst Waiting For a Writing Breakthrough #Amwriting #writer

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Things To Do Whilst WaitingFor a Writing Breakthrough

Let’s all be honest with each other – we are all secretly waiting for a writing breakthrough!

We are all grafting away with our creative projects, occasionally looking up to wonder when that unexpected and amazing literary development will happen, catapulting us up to the next level.

Breakthroughs can be big or small. They can make you smile, cry or shriek with joy and come after months, possibly years, of hard slog.

Some examples of writing breakthroughs are listed below.

  • A victory in a writing competition.
  • Finally completing your novel and sending it off.
  • Writing something your beta-readers actually like.
  • Getting a positive response to a query letter.
  • Getting trapped in a lift for hours with a literary agent.
  • A publishing bidding war erupting over your novel.
  • Selling the film rights to your novel.
  • Being hailed as a ‘literary genius’

Whilst we are waiting we can prepare ourselves for these…

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What I (don’t) know about #writing

Two on a Rant

Here are a fewdingleberrysnuggets of wisdom that every new writer needs to know:

  1. A writer lives to write.  Period.  If you write for any other reason, please do everyone a favor and get a prescription for Prozac immediately.
  2. If deadlines are your constant companions, they’re not compatible with cats.
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  3. Writing is easy.  Accepting constructive criticism makes you a better writer.  But the reaction you have after your editor says you must remove your favorite chapter?  That’s God’s way of telling you that you have not yet learned to forgive.
  4. Not everyone is going to like your book.  As an example, my book is fun to read…who wouldn’t like it?  I was in Wal-Mart’s vegetable section when a friend told me she couldn’t read past the first sex scene.
  5. There are over 29 million books on Amazon.  For my first book, I chose to do my own marketing.  It’s like trying to…

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Happy (Greek Orthodox) Easter

I’m not this by the books about it, but this description is the best description I’ve seen by far.

Nicholas C. Rossis

Tonight at midnight we celebrate Greek Orthodox Easter. I hope you’ll excuse me if I reblog last year’s post on what today is all about, and that you’ll enjoy the post!

From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's books from findingtimetowrite.wordpress.com

Tomorrow is the Greek Orthodox Easter. Pretty much the same as that celebrated by any other Christian denomination, you may think, and you would be partly right. For, you see, Easter is a really big deal over here. Bigger than Christmas (I can practically hear the gasps).

Following forty days of lent, when many people give up meat (and fast-food and even souvlaki joints offer veggie or seafood alternatives), it all kicks off with Palm Sunday – a week before Easter. Church-goers are treated to handmade palm crosses and liberally scattered bay leaves. These are meant to remind us of Jesus’ triumphant entrance to Jerusalem. They are taken home, as a blessing.

Monday and Tuesday have morning and evening services…

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