Tag «publishing»

The Crucible

I didn’t want to write this post. I really didn’t. But the Million Words is about learning to write well and our collective journey as authors through the wilds of the publishing industry, and I just experienced a major milestone that most, if not all, of my fellow Million Word contributors have already encountered. A …

Defining “Ready”

“Stop your hand-wringing. Time to shit or get off the pot.” Ever heard about that tool in the writer’s toolbox where you learn to recognize your crutch words? The easy ones you fall back on during drafts? Well, I’ve discovered a crutch behaviour. I’m supposed to be able to recognize when to push forward. When …