Author Tip 101: Never Stop

KaylaAnn, an inspiring and motivated writer always willing to help other writers. She has unbelievable energy and in her words “Being an author means never giving up and never stopping.”

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So, they tell me you want to be an author . . .

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That means you should be doing 1 of 5 things: brainstorming a new story, writing/drafting, editing, researching publishing houses (or self-publishing methods), sending our query letters or submissions.

One of my favorite creative writers, Derek Updegraff once said:

Keep writing. You are a writer, not a submitter. Once you’ve written pieces and submitted them for publication, forget about them and start writing something new. You haven’t produced your best work yet. When you finish a new piece of writing, admire it, take joy in it, and then submit it and move on and write something better.

Being an author does not mean being famous or going to book signings every other week (although that could be super fun). Being an author means never giving up and never stopping.

In my own experience…

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Maybe Tomorrow

Sharing a lovely poem to Pay it Forward Thursday – Go Dog Go Cafe

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Paul Gustave Fischer (1860 – 1934) ‘In The Train Compartment’

Maybe Tomorrow Everyone smiles as you pass, your laugh a gentle therapy. No one ignores you. Three seats down, side on if only I could catch your eye, just for me, just once. Your energy, your hair, that, yes, that curve ... My pulse is crowding my temples. My lungs are drawing in fire. Surely I will cease to exist if I can't speak your name. Someone speaks ... My mind is lost, floating. "What?" "Is that seat taken?" "Oh, no, no ... Leave me alone with my thoughts, don't even breathe. My heart races, surely I am exposed I'm giddy, drunk. But she looks elsewhere out the window like yesterday. I exhale sharply as you leave, again. The train doors roll shut. Love retreats down platform nine. Maybe tomorrow…

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Meeting Needs

The earth begs for tears Natures yield is passionate Rivers in cradles § © 2018 Franci Eugenia Hoffman I have held various positions in the insurance industry for over 20 years. I have been rewarded both professionally and personally due to results from taking responsibility and hard work. My fulfillment comes from the promotion of … Continue reading Meeting Needs

Gifts From the Sea

Seashells Hidden creatures share delicate beauty while telling secrets in the sand chassis § © 2018 Franci Eugenia Hoffman I have held various positions in the insurance industry for over 20 years. I have been rewarded both professionally and personally due to results from taking responsibility and hard work. My fulfillment comes from the promotion … Continue reading Gifts From the Sea

Morning Tokens

Dawns waking moments Dew drops lost in tranquil trees Forgotten omens § © 2018 Franci Eugenia Hoffman I have held various positions in the insurance industry for over 20 years. I have been rewarded both professionally and personally due to results from taking responsibility and hard work. My fulfillment comes from the promotion of others. … Continue reading Morning Tokens