I was Wasting time the other day while trying to clear “writer’s block.” So of course, I turned to the convenient Internet where I learned that 1) there’s no such thing as “writer’s block” and 2) many people are much more focused than I am, and 3) I was wasting time surfing the Internet.

I also made a list of statements I hated to hear from other writers:

  1. I never use an outline–the plot just comes to me.
  2. The Universe sends me my inspiration & I run with it.
  3. My characters lead the way–they tell me what to write down.
  4. I finish a first draft in 3 months.
  5. I never have to edit–it comes out right the first time (or second time).
  6. I sold my first book after fewer than 10 queries.
  7. Other writers ask me to review their books (all the time).
  8. It took me 5 years to write my book.
  9. It took me 3 months to write my book and 5 to get it published.