Writing Excuses Season 2 Episode 32: The Most Important Thing Dan Learned In The Last Year
This the third in our series of retrospective episodes. The most important thing Dan learned this year? Being a full-time author is a lot different than he thought it would be.
How different? What was Dan expecting? Was he really imagining silk pajamas and a notebook computer on the beach? We talk about the types of non-writing work that we’ve found ourselves doing, and why those things are so important to us and to our careers. We discuss how our publishers’ schedules impact our own, and why writers are often expected to drop whatever they’re doing in order to handle something for their publisher.
During our discussion we mention a new local novelist Aprilynne Pike, whose debut book Wings is available now, and made #6 on the NYT Bestsellers List for Children’s Chapter Books.
Episode 32 has been brought to you by “A Snack.” But hurry! We don’t pause for long!
Writing Prompt: Write the first page of a story, stop, write a first page of a different story and then go back and finish the first story.
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