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Friday, October 9, 2009

Write it Anyway

Department of "What have you got to lose"--Over at Mediabistro, poet & blogger Caroline Hagood has a great post on why you should write that first novel anyway. Here’s a quote:

“The worst that will happen is that your novel will be forced to endure the writer’s spring cleaning, taking up residence in the sock drawer with the sobering knowledge that the socks are more likely to get a publishing contract. Just remember the old adage that the first novel is meant to function as a sort of lubrication for the next tome to come shooting out of the writing mind.”

http://mediabistro.posterous.com/why-you-should-write-that-first-novel

3 comments:

  1. It's so true, what HAVE we got to lose? If we're enjoying our writing we are at least working the muscle and it will be stronger for the next story.

    I like the lubrication analogy... I'm enjoying the visual image of a second novel shooting out of the mind, fully-lubed.

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  2. Thanks Anne! Also for the heads up on blogger Nathan Bradford....

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