1. Even when you don’t think writing will make you feel better, it always does.
2. Just because no one tells you they’re reading doesn’t mean they aren’t.
3. Alone time with your characters isn’t all bad. In fact, it’s some of the most precious time you’ll have as a storyteller.
4. More work happens behind closed doors than you might realize. You have to put in the time before you can enjoy the results.
5. Sometimes there really are things we can write just for us. And that’s OK.
6. The only way to improve as a writer is to write.
7. And the more you improve, the better your chances of your work being seen.
8. A story is calling to you. Only you can answer it.
9. The only way to guarantee no one will ever read it is if you never write it.
10. The first step is easy. All it takes is one single word, and you will have begun.
Meg is the creator of Novelty Revisions, dedicated to helping writers put their ideas into words. She is an editor and writer, and a 12-time NaNoWriMo winner. Follow Meg on Twitter for tweets about writing, food, and Star Wars.