A special welcome to Kendall Grace on her Virtual Book Tour for Come Undone, organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Kendall is sharing with us today:
Thirteen Things I Wish I Knew Before I Started Writing
1. An outline of the story is important. Very. The Panster Ahoy ship can sink unexpectedly and quickly.
2. You can develop TMJ from the anxiety involved with writing for publication (and night mouth guards ain’t cheap).
3. Others won’t view your writing as serious unless you get a book contract.
4. The word “that” and “of” are really very useless in the English language.
5. Characters favorite time to come out and play is in the middle of the night.
6. You will not remember the great scene the characters show you in the middle of the night the next morning so you must get up and make notes then. Right then.
7. You will begin to narrate your own actions in your head in the third person (or is this just me?).
8. You will obsessively check your inbox like a mad person while a sub is out.
9. When you do finally get a contract it’s possible to panic, after the initial rush, from fear you might not have what it takes to actually keep writing books and keep getting contracts.
10. The muse does not always cooperate and tends to take a hike when there is actually time to sit down and write.
11. Writers are amongst some of the most supportive and encouraging people out there.
12. You must remember the calories in/calories out formula, as you can’t write while jogging.
13. The pure joy you receive when you get that first contract makes everything you’ve gone through worthwhile.
You can follow the rest of Kendall's tour here. Remember to leave a comment to be included in the drawing for a $10 Amazon gift certificate.
And now... on to the countdown video: