1. Writing a full four sentences without spelling something incorrectly.
2. Successfully refraining from correcting a stranger’s grammar in public.
3. Having a new pen/notebook ready as soon as one runs out/fills up. (Or is that just me???)
4. Having a plan and not totally freaking out when your characters decide they’re not going to follow it.
5. Remembering to write down an idea as soon as it appears.
6. Actually remembering the idea you couldn’t/forgot to write down earlier!
7. Getting a rejection email/letter — which is so much better than never hearing anything at all.
8. Getting something written when you weren’t at first sure it was possible.
9. Writing something that actually inspires someone else to write something, which inspires someone else to write something …
10. Finishing something and not totally hating it.
11. Finishing something and actually really loving it.
12. Finishing something and having the confidence to do it all over again … tomorrow.
Meg is the creator of Novelty Revisions, dedicated to helping writers put their ideas into words. She is a staff writer with The Cheat Sheet, a freelance editor and writer, and a 10-time NaNoWriMo winner. Follow Meg on Twitter for tweets about writing, food and nerdy things.
8 thoughts on “12 of the Best Things That Will Ever Happen to You As a Writer”
Oh Meg, I love this! #2 is one that gets me. I don’t usually correct them, but inside I’m cringing! :)
you are not alone with #3
This list is awesome and I can so relate to some of them!
All of these things have happened to me bar one Meg. It has given me a real boost.
Hahahaha, number 4!!
Meg, your list was informative to read and reflect upon. Perhaps I am becoming a bit more like a writer since many of the best things on your list can be checked off. I am not there yet, but my journey is moving forward in the right direction.
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