Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Lies that are hurting our careers

Jennifer Crusie (beloved, wise, hilarious, helpful) has an essay on the Big Lies we tell ourselves. Are you falling into the trap?
  1. A writer isn’t a real writer until she’s published.
  2. A writer has to distort herself and deny her own stories in order to write to the trends and catch an editor to publish her. (Can you write babies, cowboys, daddies, secrets, or amnesiac brides?)
  3. Any publication is better than no publication.
  4. Staying in a bad publishing situation is better than leaving because God forbid a writer should be unpublished again once she’s finally achieved the goal.
Read the whole thing here.

1 comment:

annie said...

Love what she says!
Thanks for the intro., Martha.