Wednesday, 16 April 2008

The Novel Writer's Dedication

Author Sherryl Clark at Books and Writing presents a writer's version of the Desiderata. It includes much sage advice.

    Take kindly the counsel of your writing group,
    gracefully surrendering the things that suck.
    Nurture strength of spirit to shield you against reviews.
    But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
    Many fears are born of low sales and deep discounting.
    Beyond a wholesome discipline,
    so many words per day,
    be gentle with yourself.