Nothing's EVER Final
One of the things I say often when someone asks me if I'm done with a project is, "Nothing's ever final until it's published." And even then, pretty much everything is subject to change. I still find typos in books I published years ago. Sometimes, I go through the hassle of republishing to fix them, but mostly I don't. I'm human. I'm not perfect. Sorry if you happen upon one of those mistakes. I do try my best to eliminate them before publication. One thing that has the annoying habit of frequency for this perfectionist, though, is the evolution of my artwork over the course of writing a book.
Write What You Know
One of the pieces of advice that most writers hear at some point is to write what you know. A long time ago, I thought it wasn't very helpful. I mean, what, exactly, do I know? I used to think if I wrote only what I knew, I'd never come up with any interesting stories. It was years later when I realized I could inject my life experiences into the stories my imagination invented to create characters and situations that were interesting and meaningful.
Leah Ross is a writer and graphic designer with a penchant for loud music and sappy love stories. She believes that love should be both unconventional and unconditional, rules are negotiable, and age is nothing but a number.
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