10 Things I Wish I Had Known
1.. I wished I’d known that my writing journey was really a faith journey.
2.. If you’re under a deadline and have to live at your computer, you will gain weight.
3.. That the right agent is truly a gift.
4.. That if you will trust God, just the person or information you need as a resource will appear just when you need them.
5.. That there is a line which editors should not cross, and authors have the right to say “no.”
6.. You can never make enough trouble for your characters. But keep in mind, sometimes they reciprocate.
7.. That when you finish writing your first book you’ve really only finished writing your first draft.
8.. If you trust that still small voice as you write, you will often find a backstory already in place when you come to a great plot twist.
9.. When Philip Roth said, “Nothing truly bad ever happens to a writer, it’s all material,” he was right.
10.. If you write your passion and God’s truth, the rest will take care of itself.
Nikki Arana is an award-winning author of Inspirational women’s fiction, essays, poetry and magazine articles. Her work has been published in the United States and Canada. She has been the recipient of several national awards, including the American Christian Fiction Book of the Year for Women’s Fiction and the Beacon Award. All three volumes of her Regalo Grande series are in bookstores now. Visit Nikki at www.nikkiarana.com