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April 17, 2010

Writer Tip: Larissa Ione

“Celebrate everything. Probably seems like a strange writing tip, but in this business we take a lot of knocks and hard hits. It’s important to keep your spirits up, and one way to do that is to keep a bottle of champagne (or whatever you celebrate with) handy at all times. I always keep a bottle of champagne chilled, and I’ve done it since before I was published. If you’re aspiring to be published, celebrate every milestone — finishing the book, sending off your first query letter, getting your first manuscript request, finaling in your first contest, etc. If you are published, celebrate getting your first cover, your first release day, getting your first great review, making your first foreign sale…and then keep on celebrating everything. More foreign sales, more covers, more contracts, hitting lists…everything. There is so little in this business that we can control…so we need to grab every opportunity to celebrate and remember why we’re writing!”

Visit Larissa Ione’s website at www.larissaione.com
Read a release from Larissa – Ecstasy Unveiled or The Mammoth Book of Special Ops Romance

1 Comment

  1. Maria D.

    Hey Larissa….fancy seeing you here….lol
    Very good advice that can be applied to anything in life…always be ready to celebrate!