More than once during the Q & A portion of a school visit, a student has asked, "What's your favorite word?"
YES is a door opening, all mystery and wonder.
YES is being alive to possibility.
YES will take you far in this writing business:
When an agent says she needs a proposal right away to turn your stand-alone to a series: YES
When an editor says she needs the revisions in two weeks instead of the six you were planning: YES
When a library wants to book your program, but doesn't have the funding: YES
When a striving writer asks you to read his first draft, and you don't really have time, but you remember being a striving writer...heck, you still ARE a striving writer: YES
When a reader/blogger/teacher/fan requests an interview, after you've already done so many that you are sick of yourself: YES
And YES, one does need to know when to say NO. But don't put your creativity in a cage. You may accomplish your word count, but imagine what you might be missing...
Life is the art of saying YES.
I urge you: be open to YES!