have you written me hugging yet?
there is hugging on page ____
bromance on page ____
touching phone call on page ____
who knows what you need? i do.
SO it turns out that there is something that Raven Cycle readers would like and I will be giving it to them on St. Mark’s Eve, it looks like.
And … believe it or not, it is sort of a coincidence.
WHAT IS THIS
How the Dream Thieves should have ended…
White Mitsubishi pulls into Fox Way
Kavinsky: Surprise bitches! I bet you’d thought you’d seen the last of me.
omg I love this
doodleforjoy asked: You are an amazing aurthor, but how did you know you were/could be so? Who did you first show a piece of writing to and what did they say?
I actually was turned down for a creative writing class in college. I’m not telling you this to emphasize the injustice and tastelessness of my alma mater, but rather because I always tell would-be-authors that the most important person to convince of your career is always going to be YOU.
I have hundreds of rejection letters, including one from my current publisher and my current agent. All those letters meant was “you’re not good enough yet, Stiefvater.” They are a progress report, not a death sentence.
For me, the point of being a published author is to have a story in my head, and then to tell it well enough that readers can see the same version I am, or close to it. I don’t want to trick my way in to publishing a novel. I don’t want to publish before I can do that.
And I believe that anyone can learn this trick with enough practice — like learning to play a Bach piece.
So show your writing to other people, and don’t wince if they don’t like it. They’re just saying not yet, not no.