|What not to do as a beginning writer.|
- Step one: Accept it. Maybe the reader didn’t get it. Or maybe they didn’t like it. Or they thought your whole ending needed to change. It is what it is.
- Step two: Own it. Whatever the reader “misunderstood,” you’re the only one who can make them understand. It’s your story.
- Step three: Make a plan. Sometimes a small tweak makes a huge difference, so don’t let this step overwhelm you. Figure out what you can do to make your story better. Because it can always be better.
- Step four: Move on. Do what needs to be done, then move on to your next manuscript. Maybe your first story will be good enough to get picked up for a Hallmark movie, or maybe it will be years later when you realize what you were doing wrong in the first place. The point is, you didn’t let a little negative feedback keep you from growing as an author.
|Don't prioritize writing over relationships.|