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Six Things I Learned When I Took A Year Off Writing Novels

I recently wrote about the year that I took off from writing novels. Today I wanted to summarize what I learned during that time, and the direction I will be heading next. 1. Action Does Not Equal Result   Over the last 15 years, I have done everything that was asked and expected of me, including writing 1000 words a day, networking, joining writerly organizations and volunteering, attending conferences, pitching manuscripts, keeping up to date with social media and generally following… Read More »Six Things I Learned When I Took A Year Off Writing Novels