One blog post idea I've seen a lot is discussing the mistakes you made as a beginner in your field. It sounded like fun to me, so here we go! I'll focus on my sixth and seventh grade years, since that was where I first got serious about making a life for myself as a novelist.
Starting that young has some interesting consequences in and of itself. But any beginner, at any age, has a struggle ahead of them. I certainly made a lot of mistakes as I worked my way into being in the know about the industry, and lots of people I've known have made these same mistakes. So if you're a beginning writer, you might take some notes. Get off on a better foot!
I could definitely add onto this from the years afterwards, and I know I’ll continue to make more mistakes as time passes. :) It's a learning process! And the thing is, though some of them make me wince, I don't regret any of the mistakes I made, because of how much I learned. I wouldn't be the writer I am today with the knowledge I now have if I hadn't tried and made mistakes first.
Nonetheless, I do recommend that you research before querying, and don't forget to edit!
Thanks for reading. I'll see you next time for our July humor post!
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