What are you preparing for? The joy of success? Or the pain of rejection?
This reminded me of one of my favorite quotes:
Noticing a trend? PREPARE yourself to be the the writer you want to be. Whatever that means for you.
- Take a class (Write On Con is free and just a week away!).
- Read a book on writing.
- Get your work critiqued by people you trust and then listen to what they have to say.
- Visualize your name on the NYT bestseller list.
Whatever you do, don't spend hours (weeks, months!) writing your book while at the same time mentally preparing yourself for all the rejections you're going to get.
Take a moment today and ask yourself what you've been preparing for. You might be surprised. The good thing is there's still time to fix it!