Today I received the current issue of our RWA National magazine and I was very disappointed to see that my picture and name were not listed on the Golden Heart Winner's ad. Guess I will have to increase my odds for next year by entering the contest.
As I was perusing the magazine and trying to overcome my disappointment, I came upon an article about the mistakes new authors make. To my dismay, I found myself checking off paragraph after paragraph. Yup, I do that. Guilty of this one. I've done that too.
It is clear that I need to reform. No more picking obscure subject matters that appeal to my twisted sense of logic. No more skipping around genres. I don't want to be guilty of the other transgressions this article details.
Okay blog mates and blogger audience, you are now viewing a reformed woman. I vow to pick a genre, get to know its "ins" and "outs" and master my craft.
Phew! I feel so much better. Now, if I can only decide what genre and what "ins" and "outs" I need to master; I might make it as a published author.
'Fess up. Are you guilty of these beginner's errors? What mistakes have you been making and what steps are you taking to overcome them?