Thursday, April 12, 2007

A Pearl Of Wisdom?

STATUS: Great because I'm taking a little ski break in Winter Park for the "long" weekend.

What's playing on the iPod right now? Well the local bar has some Reggae music going. I'm sitting in the lobby to get the wireless connection.

Since I'm supposed to be on vaca, I'm going with blog light for the next 2 days.

As I was hiking through one of the beautiful National Forests of Colorado with Chuts and my hubby, I was thinking about one piece of advice I would give to writers if I could only give one.

Ultimately I decided that the most valuable asset a new writer can have is a mentor--preferably an already published author.

Having such a valuable resource can make a world of difference in how the publishing world unfolds for an aspiring author.

A published mentor can share the hard times, be a real critique for current work, and really give an inside perspective that only a previously published writer (who has been through the process) can offer.

In any profession, a good mentor is worth her or his weight in gold--this is especially true in publishing.