Thursday, December 28, 2006

Friday Top 10

Top 10 New Year's Resolutions for the Writer in YOU!

10. Admit that deep fried Snickers bars do not inspire creativity.

9. Ignore e-mail messages from mysterious agents with e-mail addys like

8. Accept all criticism graciously.

7. Understand that all criticism isn't right.

6. If your mother says it's good, be grateful. Every little bit helps.

5. Blog reading/writing does not count as part of your writing time.

4. If it's bad through chapter 5, it's bad. Start over. Or make chapter 6 the first chapter.

3. Pick one or two conferences. After a point, it's just a party.

2. Never let your characters write your novel, unless one of them is John Updike.

And the number 1 New Year's Resolution for the Writer in YOU!

1. Learn a writing rule, then learn how to break it.


Heather said...

Blogs aren't a legitimate part of my writing life? Darn.

Dineen A. Miller said...

I contest #5! You've burst my bubble. LOL! Is that one of the rules I can learn and then break? ;-)