Before I Go to Write

Good advice from, Deborah 😃

Deborah Grant-Dudley

There are all sorts of rabbit holes authors can go down. Sometimes we disappear for days. And at the end of it, there may be a few extra paragraphs. Or some minor wording changes. Sometimes we come out with more background information. That will never appear in the finished book.

We find research rabbit holes. Analysis rabbit holes. Editing rabbit holes. Which are all really the same thing. Time-sucks caused by a lack of confidence.

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What success looks like

This is the downside of a creative mind. Sometimes we think we’re writing something astonishingly brilliant. But mostly, we’re plagued with self-doubt. Wondering if we should bin the whole thing and never speak of it again. But that’s not how books get finished.

Think about your favourite author. I bet one of the things you like about their books is that no-one else writes like…

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