No shortcuts can be taken. Even when I try to take them, and the writer within allows it, the reader and editor within reject them. No lazy writing authorized, nor is stopping. Begin the marathon, finish it, and start the next one.
by Jennifer Kelland Perry
Nearly five years ago, I posted an entry to my blog about how I had recently begun writing a novel. How excited I was to tell you of my ambition! And how I’d loved and appreciated the likes and the supportive, enthusiastic comments that little post generated!
Little did I know, then, what lay ahead.
Since the inception of that creative project, my first full-length novel, my path has had a few twists, turns and bumps. One of the biggest and most significant was undoubtedly when I decided, after conceiving a plot, creating the characters and developing an outline, to give up on it.
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