“Be a fan of your own work. Criticizing it to death won’t make it better. Writing is like a garden: it needs a lot of tending and weed control, but mostly it needs your nourishment.”
Thank you Lit Central O.C. for having me share my experience of writing and maintaining a business plan!
Originally posted on Lit Central | O.C.:
EDITOR’S NOTE: Lit Central O.C. is pleased to introduce the first of a three-part series on savvy business practices for writers by multi-published author Mary Castillo, one of the savviest, career-oriented authors we know.
By Mary Castillo //
It had been my tenth rejection letter that stopped me in my tracks. I knew from the beginning that it wasn’t going to be easy to convince an agent to take a chance on a first-time author. But I went ahead anyway and a common theme came back from that first round of inquiries: “You’re good but not that good.”
But if you’re like me and convinced that Published Author is your one and true destiny in life, it’s not easy to hear this kind of stuff. When you’ve put hours into a book, bared your soul and taken risks that kept you up at night wondering if it was the right thing to do—well, it’s pretty…
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Nueva Vida, Steff’s Stuff and Art & Treasures on the Alley have joined the May 22nd McFadden Open Air Market
Originally posted on Mary Castillo Public Relations:
OPEN AIR MARKET OPENS AT MCFADDEN WHARF NEWPORT BEACH
Summer evening market brings local artisans to Newport nightlife
What: Local artisans, craftspeople, painters, designers and jewelry makers will gather at McFadden Wharf in Newport Beach for the monthly summer Open Air Market. The base of the Newport Pier will come to life for locals and visitors to meet friends, enjoy local flavors and enjoy the salty breeze off our beautiful beach.
The McFadden Wharf Open Air Market is organized by Seaside Events, which also produced Lido Village Market and pop-up markets throughout Newport Beach and Costa Mesa.
Where: McFadden Wharf is located at the…
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Writers and artists, heck anyone and everyone, uses intuition. I know when I’m feeling the writing flow, it’s working! When the sentences are halting and I’m spending more time zoning out, something is off.
I love this quote from Terri Cole in the video linked below: “Intuition is simple and stated simply.”
Holy moly I just did a full camel pose during @msmandyingber Happiness Yoga on @POPSUGARFitness! Felt soooo good after the morning writing session. Thank you so much Mandy! Try it: http://ow.ly/uUJb1