Ronni’s Rules of Writing**

** That she may or may not follow herself but would like to try OK and why am I writing about myself in the 3rd person?

  1. It’s OK for the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc. drafts to suck. You’re just experimenting, playing around, trying things on for size. This is the fun part, even though it’s super painful at times.
  2. Stop comparing your 1st drafts to published works. Those drafts will never measure up and that’s OK.
  3. Don’t get discouraged when you inevitably DO compare your 1st drafts to the published works.
  4. Don’t compare your writing path to others, especially those in the places you want to be.
  5. Don’t be afraid to take risks and tell your truth.
  6. Write at least 100 words every single day. Or at least every other day.
  7. Read. Read read read. (this one is easy)
  8. Don’t feel like you have to follow every piece of writing advice out there. Not everything works for every writer.
  9. On that same note, don’t use the ole “checking out writing advice” as an excuse to keep from actually writing.
  10. Effing WRITE.