Saturday, October 17, 2015

Trick or Treat (October Theme -- Sarah Dooley)

The trick is to write.

The trick is to keep writing even when it's hard.

The trick is to keep learning.

The trick is to polish.

The trick is to ask the hard questions, and answer them, and then ask the new hard questions, and then answer them.

The trick is to stick to the schedule.

The trick is to trust the story to unfold.

The trick is to rewrite, and rewrite, and rewrite again.

The trick is to share with others.

The trick is to go out on a limb.

The trick is to hit send.

The trick is to keep hitting send, even after hearing "no."

The trick is to never stop learning how to get better.

The trick is to polish, and then hit send again, and then polish, and then hit send again.

The trick is to keep writing, even while you're doing all that other stuff.

Oh, and the treat? The treat is that they send you books in the mail. And sometimes, those books are your own!


(And then sometimes your cat steals them.)



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