Ten things I Wish I’d Known…
1. Just because your best friend tells you your writing is wonderful,doesn’t mean it is.
2. Finishing a manuscript does not mean it’s ready to be sent out toZondervan the next day.
3. Rejection hurts.
4. Writing is hard work.
5. Writing is not a hobby, or an occupation, it’s an obsession.
6. Editors and agents are actually real people.
7. They do not have my picture tacked to their wall framed in a redbull’s eye.
8. They do not have my picture tacked to their wall framed in gold,titled “The Next Karen Kingsbury.”
9. Critique partners are valuable, but to thine own self be true.
10. I am not neurotic. I am a writer.
Catherine West is a full-time mom, and writes Women’s Fictionfor the Christian Market. Having completed two manuscripts, andworking on a third, she is actively pursuing publication.Educated in Bermuda, England and Canada, Catherine holds a BA degreein English, from the University of Toronto. She and her family liveon the beautiful island of Bermuda. Catherine is happily married andenjoys an active life in the community, as well as her church, whereshe is presently involved in leading Women’s Ministry.
As an author of Christian fiction, she hopes not onlyto entertain her readers, but also to share the good news of thegospel of Jesus Christ through her books.Catherine’s Website: http://www.catherinewest.ca