Monday, January 01, 2007

I've Got It Made

I just LOVE Tess Gerritsen's blog. She has a post here that reflects a little on what I was talking about earlier this week on a common falacy that un-published writers have. It expands on it to talk to those first time published authors who think the world is now cherries and cream. The belief that "I've been published, so now I've got it made," is more common than you might think. In fact, it's almost a knee-jerk reaction even if you know it's not true. Yes, I remember those days. She also highlights what it takes to maintain a career in publishing. Her list is a good reminder even to many of us that already know. Sometimes we allow ourselves to rest when we need to keep pushing. We allow ourselves to stagnate when we need to keep swimming upstream. Take a look at Tess's blog. It's not only a great source of information for writers, it's fun to read.

2 comments:

S. W. Vaughn said...

Ha! Do I ever know that feeling...

Happy New Year, Tami! I am more coherent now. I wish you mountains and mountains of success, and the best year ever of many more to come.

EA Monroe said...

Happy New Year, Tami. I'm saving you some black-eyed peas! (Just kidding!) And I'm looking forward to hanging out with you! Also, thanks for the links. I'll check them out. I'm going to try not to stagnate too much this year, so I better go get busy on The Book!