Hey, awesome person. Welcome back to Shoutout Sunday, during which I just shout things. Okay no, no actual shouting, but allow me to extend an invitation to you…an invitation to check out these awesome links that inspired me this week!
The 5 Most Important Myths and Truths for Hiring an Editor – I’m not quite at the stage of writing where I’m starting to look for editors, but I’m sure a lot of you are (and I will be at some point in the next few months). This article from Lauren Wise at Midnight Publishing outlines some of the myths (and truths) that surround finding an editor for your project. Something writers have to remember: the editor is not trying to destroy your darling work, kill your favorite sidekick, or make you feel bad about your writing. They’re there to help.
Pep Talk: How to Deal with the Siren Call of the Shiny New Idea – Susan Dennard is an author who also shares wonderful advice for other writers, and this is an article she wrote for Write All Year about getting distracted by “shiny new ideas”. We’ve all been there. I know I have (and don’t lie, you have too). Do you abandon your work-in-progress, or do you keep trudging on, even though this new idea seems so much more attractive and smells so good? Susan tries to help you out with this dilemma.
The 5 Major Reasons People Procrastinate + How To Overcome Them – This article from Mind Body Green isn’t specifically about writing, but it’s about procrastination, so I think every writer out there will agree that it applies to our beloved activity.
21 Book Marketing Tips for Authors – Again, I’m not at the stage of my book where I need this yet, but I’m bookmarking for the future, because this article by Heather Hart is FULL of great marketing ideas.
All right, I’m off to prepare for the snowpocalypse we’re expecting here in Kentucky…stay safe and warm out there, friends!