Five Lessons Learned While Writing My Debut Novel

Five Lessons Learned While Writing My Debut Novel

Samantha Davidson was kind enough to invite me to write a guest post on her blog. Hop on over to her site to check it out and read my post on "Five Lessons Learned While Writing My Debut Novel."

Hello, my lovely and wonderful followers! This month, I've handed over the keys! I've sent my child away for sleep-away camp! I've ... well, I've let fellow writer Jade Young full access to my blog, and given her full approval to post here for all of you. Join me in welcoming Jade to my page, and let's dive in!

Ah! I’ve been at this writing game for a year now, and I still find myself making mistakes and learning lessons every single time I sit down to write. Every single time, I overcome a writing hurdle and feel like I’ve finally made it and I’m a successful writer, there’s always another obstacle to push me back on my butt and keep me humble. The truth is, as writers there will always be something new to learn or some obstacle to overcome. However, we don’t all have to make the same mistakes or overcome the same struggles. It is my hope that by sharing my writing struggles and lessons learned with you, that you can avoid some of the many pitfalls I’ve struggled with in the past.

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Eight Lessons Learned While Writing My First Novel

Eight Lessons Learned While Writing My First Novel

Please join me in welcoming author Samantha Davidson to the blog!

Writing is one heck of an adventure. One that’s designated for those with creativity bursting from deep within their soul, for those with wild imaginations, extravagant vocabularies and a serious case of self-deprecation. (If you haven’t experienced the latter, give it time!) Don’t get me wrong, I truly believe we need more writers in this world, but while writing my first novel, there were lessons – oh so many lessons – to learn, and which I feel it only fair to share with you now. You’re welcome!

First, I would like to thank Jade for letting me take over her blog this week. It’s always exciting being able to share your knowledge, skill, sarcasm, and sometimes slightly off-kilter sense of humor, with a new community. 

So back to my lessons. I am going to share with you, my top eight lessons learned while writing my first novel. 

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