Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Frequently Asked Questions from Interviewers (Part 16 of 22)

What are three things you wish you'd known before you reached where you are now?

I hate to limit it to three, but here are the ones I think of immediately—which means they probably are the most important.

1. I wish I had been able to accept rejections objectively. Like any serious author, I throw myself into everything I write. It hurt deeply when I received my early rejections.

2. There is no place to stop improving. I assumed that once I became a good, well-published writer I could relax. I work harder at the craft now than I did in my early days. And part of my joy is in learning how to write better, even in small ways.

3. I wish I hadn't compared myself with other writers. When I did, they always seemed better or more successful than I was.

Nowadays I say to myself, I'm the best Cec Murphey in the publishing business.

1 comment:

  1. I am enjoying reading your Blog posts. They are truly helping me to grow as a writer.
    Thanks for the time spent answering these questions.
    Brenda

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