Finished your manuscript? Don't send that baby out to agents just yet. You’re going to have to use that delete button. It’s going to take a lot more typing. But above all else, you’re going to have to have an open mind to big changes. You’re going to have to be okay with the story going somewhere else. You’re going to have to be okay with writing new scenes or deleting some characters. Editing and revising are just a part of the process.
How to balance queries, editing, and writing, all while trying to stay calm and focused.
Every writer in the history of, well, ever, has suffered from writer’s block. Although writing is a passion, a need, a calling, sometimes those words are blocked from the flowing circuits of your brain and you just don't know what to do. You are left staring at a blank screen as the blinking cursor mocks you.
So how do we sit down and clear our mind to let words find form on pages so that we may follow through with our passion, our work, dare I say–our calling?
How do you find the mysterious balance between finding someone who is both encouraging and critical?
How do you find the time to write especially when you're super busy?