Love of the craft – write, write, write.
Some best selling authors seemed to have writing in the back-burner, and somehow, fell into it as if by chance or destiny; others, did not even know if they were any good. But one thing they have in common is that they write, write, write. They have a discipline about writing, and they love writing. It is their passion, as if a birthright. However you feel about writing, if you want to become good at it, then you have to be disciplined about your writing and give it a serious place in your life. There are many inspiring bios of best selling authors. You may want to check out Stephenie Meyer, Janet Evanovich, Lalita Tademy, and Sara Grwen. They had their very unique start in writing, and they will inspire you.
So, pick up your pen, wake up your PC, and write, write, write.
Send hundreds of queries!
Don’t take no for an answer, keep at it. Eventually you will get a yes!
That is the advice of many seasoned published authors, unless you plan to become an independent or self-published author. It may sound obvious, but many will stop short of that. If you love writing, but also intend to become a published author, then you have to send hundreds of queries if you don’t get answers right away. Perseverance and focus are of the essence here. For some, it goes faster than others. It took Janet Evanovich, ten years going at it. It took Stephenie Meyer, a few queries (less than 20). Both of them are exceptional best selling authors. However, if you love writing, are passionate about it, and can’t see yourself doing anything, but write, then approach each day with a smile, exercise your keyboard (or pen), arm yourself with the latest copy of the Writer’s Market (or go to writersmarket.com), and keep at it, eventually you’ll get a yes.
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A short review of THE TWILIGHT SAGA: TWILIGHT/NEW MOON/ECLIPSE/ BREAKING DAWN By Stephenie Meyer
Pure entertainment and one of the best fiction books I have read in a long time. A love saga between a human girl, a vampire and a shapeshifter werewolf which includes the drama and predicaments for both sets of families. These “mammoth” books are page turners; you just can’t put them down. Stephenie Meyer makes you become part of the character’s lives and you just can’t help yourself but surrender letting your eyes follow the story page after page to know more. These books are addictive; once you read the first you have to continue with the rest. They become your breakfast, lunch and dinner. They capture your thoughts during the day and your dreams at night. For about 2 weeks or so, all you eat, think, breathe, and dream, is Bella, Edward, Jacob, and the Cullens. Pure genious!