Status of my life: Put SHADOWS up for critique, I hope they don't tear it apart. Wait, I do hope they tear it apart, that's how it gets better!
I've been going over my notes from the conference last week, and I found these three gems. I can't even remember who said them, one of the presenters or something.
The Best Three Things To Do as a Writer:
1. Don't hurry.
2. Don't worry.
3. Don't stop.
I'm pretty impatient, so the "don't hurry" rule really struck me. The publishing world is super-uber-slow.
I've been known to stay up nights worrying, so #2 is familiar. I'm working on it. I also got some good advice about things I can't control in the publishing world, I'll post those later.
I don't think I could stop, even if I wanted to. A friend of mine asked me why I had to write stories. I told her that there were things in my head that I had to get out. She looked at me like I was crazy, which I probably am! :) But, sadly, it's true. Some things just have to be written down.
Reading: SO YESTERDAY by Scott Westerfeld