When I know better I do better

When I know how to write better, I do!

But don’t we all! The following article really hit home with me.

A while back inspiration hit and I wrote a kick-ass flash fiction story. I was on fire. Thrilled, I searched for a place to send it, filled out the forms and hit submit.


Proud as a peacock, I strutted into the next room and announced to my husband, I’m back.

The rest of the week I returned to my WIP and this blog. Until I pulled up the submitted piece and looked at it again.

OMG!!! I could not believe I sent it off with so many mistakes. What the hell possessed me?



#1, on Rachel Burton’s list, is TAKE YOUR TIME.

Let a story rest. Edit, and let it rest. Good advice, most of us know this, but sometimes I forget. Sigh…

Click over and read her post and see what you think.

5 Things I Wish I Had Known Whilst Writing My First Novel #SundayBlogShare @bookish_yogi  by Rachel Burton

Do you wish you’d known any of this before?

Did her tips help?

What do you wish someone had told you before you hit submit?

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4 thoughts on “When I know better I do better

  1. Two years ago I finished the first draft of my first novel. I knew it needed oodles of revisions. Still, I let it sit for over a year before taking that attempt at a rewrite. To my amazement, and in spite of the errors, I was relatively happy with what I wrote. Rachel’s suggestion to take your time is good advice.

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