Unusual title, isn’t it? Choosing the negative instead of the positive.
But sometimes we have to hear the “what not” in order to grasp the “how to” in our writing journey.
We all make mistakes as we develop our careers, whether we intend to be full time or not. Mistakes are good. We learn from them.
But some can be costly.
Here are seven actions I think you should strive to avoid.
1. Genre hopping. Or, not deciding on a specific path. Over times, readers come to expect a certain kind of book from their favorite authors. I may be tired of a “Rachel Hauck” book, but my readers are not.
When starting out most of us would write for anything or anyone, and that’s a great way to get started, boost your publishing resume, but be careful you don’t spread yourself too thin.
I was blessed to have an agent in the beginning who kept me steered toward trade romance and chick lit I also believe the Lord really watched over my steps. Several opportunities I wanted to leap at but the doors closed. Or I felt uneasy about and didn’t pursue.Read the Rest