10 Things I Wish I Knew About Being an Author

Hi, again! I’m blogging today over at underneaththecoversblog.com about writing and the things I didn’t know when I started out. (Turns out, a lot!) What better place to snuggle on this rainy Wednesday than in bed with a good book? Pop on over and join me and enter to win a $25 Amazon or Barnes&Noble gift card!

Here’s the intro:

I’d wager most non-writers have a skewed view of what the life of an author looks like. I was no exception. We imagine quiet, contemplative lives, serene writing locales and a living wage when the reality is more than likely, chaos, orthodontist’s offices and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

I wish I were brave (or cruel?) enough to sit new authors down and give them the inside scoop on this business, but I’m just not that harsh. A gift of bubble wrap to cushion the rejections, take out their frustrations and muffle the noise of life might be a good idea, though. Here are ten things I wish someone had told me early on…

Okay, now. Go!

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