Saturday, January 05, 2013


"Has your approach to writing changed, since you became a published writer?"

I've become more aware of the need to edit myself. I've also realised that getting published is just stage 2. There is stage 3 (distribution), 4 (visibility), 5 (staying in print), 6 (staying relevant), 7 (finding and keeping other jobs that will subsidize the books), and there's stage 8, 9, and 10 maybe, where I have not yet reached. So I have learnt to treasure the writing itself, and am trying to protect that part of my mind which creates from the rest of the world.

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