As has become a Thanksgiving tradition on this blog, I’d like to share a poem. This one is called The Blow, by Pablo Neruda.
If you’re a writer (and I assume you are because you’re reading my blog) check out A Very Important Meeting and make some time for your writing.
You only get so many feedback reads. Don’t waste your reads by asking someone to give feedback on something that isn’t as good as you can possibly make it.
Usually I love this time when I let the draft rest between revisions, but things are different in 2020.
I’ve stopped waiting for someone to tell me that there’s a place for my authentic self in this world. I’m here. I don’t need anyone’s permission.
I always write my first chapter last. Those pages are so critical to hooking your readers and they have to pull a lot of weight while feeling effortless…