Here are more mistakes authors make.
15. They Don’t Grow Spiritually. I’m not just throwing in religious jargon, and I think this applies to everyone—Christian or agnostic.
For me, it means focusing not only on my writing, but on helping others. I can’t quantify my statement, but I’m convinced that the more we give and share with others, the more we grow. One woman who wrote two best sellers (and was never able to publish again) once said to me, “I’m not going to train my competition.”
“I helped train you, didn’t I? I hoped you’d pass on what you’ve learned.” (Maybe that’s why she never published anything else.)
It means we offer ourselves to others and give what we can.
I believe there is a rule of the universe (as a Christian I’d say God) that the more we give to others, the more we receive. I’ve made a living as a fulltime writer for more than 30 years. I’m convinced a major reason is that I continue to grow and share what I have.