Regarding your writing career, what’s the best mistake you’ve ever made and why?
I think, at this point, my best mistake would have to be querying too early. That probably doesn't sound like a very good mistake, but if I hadn't queried when I did, I don't know if I ever would've realized that draft wasn't good enough. And if I hadn't realized that, I never would've started over, and I'd still be trying to perfect a draft that would never be good enough. It had way too many problems. So, yes, the few rejections I got were painful, but one personalized rejection (even though it was only one sentence) was all it took to put me on the path I'm on now and put me just a little closer to being the writer I want to be.
So, what about all of you? What's your best mistake?
Cole is up tomorrow and be sure to head over to Shaun's blog to check out his awesome mistake.