Edit this

Several years ago, I wrote up a booklet of self-editing tips for my local writer’s group. Yesterday, while at a party with same group, one of the members came up to me and asked me if I remembered that booklet. I told her I did, and then she told me she still used it every time she wrote and that it has been a huge help for her.

That completely floored me, until a couple of others – overhearing our conversation – said the same thing. And then they asked  if I was ever going to publish it. There I was, floored again. In the ensuing discussion, I realized that with today’s self-publishing options, it was something I could actually do (when I originally wrote it, those options weren’t available, and yes, it’s been that long). So last night, I opened the file. It needs some serious updating, but the long and short of it is, I’m going to go for it.

So what does all this mean to you? Keep writing. All it takes is one person to read your work and think it’s worth talking about. Perhaps they tell someone… who tells another someone… who tells another. And so on. People will listen so you’d better keep writing.

Good luck!

Vicki

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