Today's topic: What's the biggest writing / querying / publishing mistake you've made?
Oi. I've been writing for a loooong time which means there's a long bucket list of things never to do again.
- Like writing a 100K YA contemporary,
- Or being too cocky in a query letter,
- Or not doing proper agent research.
These are just a few of my many mistakes.
But the biggest one of all has to be when I took every single piece of feedback my crit group gave me. This is the same crit group that birthed Nemesis, so that I listened to everything they said is crazy. Doing this added another 3 years on getting my WIP back on track*. I was so intent on everyone liking my writing that I forgot to listen to my instinct. I won't be making that mistake ever again.
Have you had a similar experience? What's the biggest mistake you made in your journey?
* I'm happy to announce that it IS back on track. Finally. *confetti shower*
Last.fm hit of the day: Heaven and Hell by Black Sabbath