It's time for another Road Trip Wednesday, a blog carnival hosted by the lovely ladies of YA Highway.
What's the biggest writing / querying / publishing mistake you've made?
Now I know that the biggest mistake I made in writing was starting without an outline. Pantser, I am not. I have had to rewrite this thing so many times, and add stuff, and take stuff out, and redo, and fix, and it has taken so long.
Now I know this. But I didn't know when I started.
Luckily, I really do learn from my mistakes. And I know that when I start my next project it will be heavily outlined, hopefully saving me this rewriting woe.
Learning from your mistakes is a good thing, And I feel like hanging around the blogoshpere has helped me see the mistakes of other people when it comes to querying, But I think a mistake I am making is spending too much time reading about other people's querying stories and not enough time working on getting my ms ready to query. It's easy to freak yourself out, and I find myself spending more time than I should getting prepared for querying when the #1 way to be ready for querying is to, you know, have a polished ms.
How about you, what mistakes have you made? (Hopefully nothing too embarrassing!)