Saturday, December 12, 2009

Neta Jackson (Advice for Novelists, Part 109)

Here's another post in 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 wait for inspiration. Sit down and apply perspiration. Discipline yourself to write. It’s a job (as well as a joy).

--Neta Jackson, author of the Yada Yada Prayer group series, and many more. Visit her website.

1 comment:

Kerry Nietz said...

So true! The inspiration comes from the consistency. There are so many days when I feel like there are other things I should be doing beside writing, or I just don't feel like "the urge". But since I always write at the same time ever day, once I'm sitting in my writing seat with the laptop in front of me, things happen. Even if it takes awhile to get started. I've often found that those heel-dragging days are when I write some of my best stuff.