Tip #5

You have no idea how heavy an unfinished manuscript draft, long or short, can weigh on you. The first draft especially. This is probably my most often given advise: Finish it.

Just spit it out there. Good, Bad, or Ugly. As long as the last word of that draft is done, even if it devolves into nothing but an outline at the end.

I’ve said before to celebrate the milestones. And this is a big one. Suddenly it’s out of your head. The weight’s off your shoulders. You can breathe easy again. And you definitely deserve that!

Tip 5

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Wendy L. Koenig

I was born in Colorado, but raised on a small homestead in Illinois. I served in the USAF right out of high school. After my stint in the military was finished, I returned home and had a horse stable. My first piece to be printed was a short children’s fiction, Jet’s Stormy Adventure, serialized in The Illinois Horse Network. It was a natural fit, given my business. Later, I attended University of Iowa's famed summer workshops and writing programs. Since that time, I have authored and co-authored numerous books. Several of my novels and short stories have won international awards and have appeared in multiple venues.