"If you could say one thing to aspiring novelists, what would you say?"
To read all the entries, click here. Tina's thoughtful response:
Spend as much time as you can in the act writing. Just when you think you are finished, go back and rewrite what you wrote. Then do it all over again.
Also, don’t spend much time trying to promote yourself before you are published. Blogs and the like are great, but the majority of your time should be spent writing your first book and perfecting it. Blogging and premature PR work can really rob a fiction writer of their creative juices pretty quickly. If you must have a blog, then be sure to get your writing in before you blog.
--Tina Ann Forkner, author of Ruby Among Us. Visit her website here.