Monday, June 25, 2012

Learning From Others


I’ve got a couple amazing links for you today. 

First is Barbara Rogan talking about premature submission.  Not only is it a well written post with a lot of info to help make sure you don’t succumb to this malady it’s a fun read. 

Next is Kiersten White talking about motherhood and writing.  I’m sure you guys could still enjoy this as you have things to balance in your life too.  I love, love love this post.  I love how she says you’ll never be completely balanced.  Because you never will be.  You’ll never  be able to do everything you think you should.  I love that she says to be fully present in whatever you’re working on and I love the last paragraph.  I’ll let you read that on your own.  Just know I wear the badge of pride.  


Both of these posts came at times when I needed to hear them, therefore they really spoke to me.  I hope they can help someone else out there. 

29 comments:

  1. Way cool. Off to check links now!

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  2. Thanks for the links, Sara. I'm on my way!

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    1. Just read them both... they were... amazing. Serious. I've made the mistake of premature submission on both my querying novels... but i think that's because I didn't know any better... so really, I'm just learning and doing my best. :D Thanks SO MUCH for sharing, Sara!

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    2. Glad you liked them. We're all learning and doing our best which is why I try to share links when I've found them, to share the knowledge.

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  3. Love the post from Kiersten White. It pretty much sums up my life. Thanks for sharing the link.

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    1. Yea, I thought there would be others who could connect with it. :)

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  4. While I can't relate to Kiersten White's motherhood, I'll admit to being a bit unbalanced. (Yes, that _is_ maniacal laughter you hear.) ; )

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    1. Lol,lol,lol.

      You are a caretaker though, so you understand those demands on your time.

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  5. Glad you shared! I love when I can find some good, informative posts!

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  6. Really enjoyed the Premature Submission article. I'll have to add that link to my next Sunday Surfing post.

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    1. She's an awesome author and it's a great blog.

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  7. Kiersten's post was very honest... and a good reminder to stay true to your family, if nothing else!

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    1. I liked how she put her family first.

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  8. Great links--it's sometimes hard to know when your manuscript is ready.
    Thanks, Sara. :)

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    1. It is, I was hoping it would help people.

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  9. Thanks, these sound great. I think my first novel suffered from this ailment - not being ready. At the time I didn't have any awesome blog buddies to help out, lol!

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    1. Bloggers are awesome that way! I can't imagine trying to get published without the help and info I find around the blogosphere.

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  10. Thank you for the links. I had already read (and related to) Kiersten's post but I hadn't seen the premature submission post. I was so happy to read that post because I am such an impatient person and I could totally see myself submitting too early. I have that bookmarked now so that I can reference it as I get closer to querying.

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    1. I'm impatient too and I've been worried about premature submitting. Glad you found it useful.

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  11. Those topics seem extremely timely to me, Sarah. Thank you for the links!

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  13. Sometimes I just can't type! What I was saying was, thanks so much for swinging by my blog! I'm a new follower too!

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