From the September 2014 newsletter, by Maureen O. Betita
Words of Wisdom -
The first thing is simple...always take care of yourself. You can't
write if you're sick. You can't write if you're distracted. You can't
write if you can't stop thinking about your sister's cancer and your
mother's COPD and your nephew's worrying about his mother and your
mother worrying about her daughter and your sister's new romantic
interest being pissed at you and...
Sorry, that was brought to you by my nervous breakdown.
Honestly, one thing I really did learn this week was that taking care
of yourself, no matter what you're trying to do, has to be first on
your list. Or the rest is crap.
One more thing, selling books is like the waves washing against very
tired feet. Every little bit helps with everything. And I think that
goes for writing. It's all one page at a time.