Saturday, April 18, 2009

William Carmichael (Advice for Novelists, Part 96)

Here's another edition of my Advice for Novelists series in which editors, authors, agents and publicists answer the question:

"If you could say one thing to aspiring novelists, what would you say?"

Don’t give up. Write something everyday. Keep at it, even if it is only for your own joy. If you have set a goal to publish a book, do it, even if it is a self-published work. So was The Shack self-published after being turned down by several publishers, which has now been number one on the New York Times bestseller list for 46 straight weeks!

--William "Bill" Carmichael, co-author with Dave Lambert of The Missionary, as well as several nonfiction titles. Visit him online at The Missionary website.

1 comment:

Koala Bear Writer said...

At a writer's conference I was just at, the keynote speaker made the comment that if you write a page a day, at the end of a year you'll have a 365-page novel. Sounds more doable when you just write everyday, like William says. :)