Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Donita K. Paul (Advice for Novelists, Part 99)

Here's today's entry in our Advice for Novelists series. I've asked authors, agents, editors and publicists their response to the question:

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

Donita's advice is short and sweet, but that doesn't make it any less poignant:

Love what you are doing, not what you hope to achieve.

--Donita K. Paul, author of The Vanishing Sculptor, The Dragonkeeper Chronicles, etc. Visit her website to learn more about her Appreciate A Dragon Day and more.


Eileen Astels Watson said...

Oh, I love this. It's so true, we can't live for the future such that we miss out on happiness today.

Koala Bear Writer said...

Way too funny that you posted this today, because I just reviewed her book The Vanishing Sculptor and am giving away a copy on my blog.

And it is great advice. :)

Rachel said...

A poignant word for me.

Donita K. Paul said...

Thanks for participating in the blog tour, CJ. You know they say that all the advertising money can buy is just not as good as word of mouth. You bloggers are terrific. I'm busy writing The Wandering Artist and this tour is lighting a fire under me. Well, the approaching deadline might have something to do with it as well.