All along this path, I've learned a lot of lessons, some big and all-encompassing and others small and in the details. These nuggets may not seem all that earth-shattering, and you've probably heard them other places, but they're important and bear repeating. I'm going to limit this to just a handful since while I could write a book about it, we don't have that kind of space here. So, without further ado, here are some important things I learned on my crazy journey.
You've finally gotten that long-awaited yes from an editor or agent! First, let me say congratulations! You've earned this, and you should enjoy every moment of it. Now, come back to earth for the time being, and let us get a little realistic here.
Ernest Hemingway said this about writing: "There's nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed." If you've been writing long at all, you know he's right. Why do we write? Simply put, we love it.