Hi Patsy - that'll be interesting to read. Blogging taught me to write - but I guess it must have been inherently there ... never knew til the third age rocked around! I'll keep an eye out for the article .. cheers Hilary
I don't think we really learn how to do things until we have a reason to, Hilary. Who knows what other talents you may have, just waiting their chance.
I read your article, Patsy and thought it was excellent. I wish I'd known early on that I could start my writing 'career' via the non-fiction route and try my hand at fiction later.
There does seem to be a bit of an assumption that writers should start with short stories and not try anything else until they've got the hang of them, Susan.
I saw the article, Patsy, though haven't read all of it yet. Well done! And I wish I'd known how important publicity is. I thought in my innocence (naivety?) the publisher did all that. Sigh.
I don't think many writers think of publicity and marketing when they start, Frances. Probably just as well or there might not be many books for us to read.
I read your article last week, Patsy. I wish I'd known that writing is about patience as much as anything else.
I'm glad I didn't, Wendy – that would have put me off!
I wish I had known that the publishing industry is all about waiting. Patience is not one of my virtues.
Nor mine, Rachna!
Thanks so much for commenting!