No Magic Pill, No Secret Potion. Just Effort
'Don’t you wish you could wake up one morning and find your in-box flooded with assignments, your Amazon ranking a single digit, and your phone ringing with a call from Oprah to appear on her show to discuss your latest book? I know I do. But the odds on all three happening (together or singly) without some “sweat equity” on our part are slim to none. While it may look like others in our profession “hit the lottery” so to speak on a regular basis, chances are that they have put a lot of concerted effort into achieving their goals. Wanting something is great and important and necessary. But just wanting won’t make it happen.You have to work—with a capital W—if you want to see results. No magic pill, no secret potion. Just effort.'
--from a recent blog post (whose message, as you might imagine, we heartily second) by the Ohio-based writer Nancy Christie, with whom we're proud to be mildly acquainted (I once shared a panel with her at a writer's conference, and we're also fellow members of a writing society, ASJA). Anyway, we hope you'll stop back at Nancy's blog occasionally to sample from her thinking.