I think it is a great book and I loved revisiting it. Here are a few of my take aways:
"If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot."
"Honey, I'm not ignoring you I'm just following orders." Oh yeah. I like it.
"By the time I was fourteen … the nail in my wall would no longer support the weight of the rejection slips impaled upon it. I replaced the nail with a spike and kept on writing."
I've always loved this about Stephen King. It wasn't "What if I get rejected?" It was acceptance that it would happen and when the nail wasn't sufficient enough he got a spike.
How 'bout you? Do you have a favorite writing book you fall back on when you need encouragement?
Today is the first Wednesday of the month so it is time again for IWSG
The Insecure Writer's Support Group (IWSG).
They meet the first Wednesday of every month to encourage each other, share doubts and insecurities.
Thank you Alex J. Cavanaugh
You can go here to encourage other participants
Thanks to everyone who commented last month. Your thoughts, suggestions and encouragement helped to get me through a rough patch.
This month I'm happy to report that I'm back on track and the words a flowing.
I'll keep it short as the A-Z Challenge is also underway.