Wednesday links: Perfectionism, and agents & your genre

I love regularly reading tips and advice articles in certain subjects — particularly writing and publishing. I don’t always need the information right then, but I know that it’ll eventually come in handy. Or at least, I hope it will.

I know there are a lot of other people out there who feel the same way I do, but sometimes it can be difficult to find every useful advice article that’s out there. So I thought I’d bring you a few. Here are the tips and advice articles that jumped out at me the most over the past week.

  1. Ways Writers Can Combat Perfectionism, from Live Write Thrive: I don’t know about you, but I definitely have a perfectionist streak. Sometimes it’s hard to keep it in check. Excerpt: “I can’t emphasize enough how important it is to enjoy the journey. “Life is a journey, not a destination.” This is a saying that is hard for perfectionists to embrace.”
  2. When your agent doesn’t rep what you’ve written, from Janet Reid: If you write more than one genre–or both fiction and non-fiction–you might find yourself in this exact situation. Janet Reid has some advice if you do. Excerpt: “This is not running on your woodland creature rodent wheel. This is a real problem, and it’s one I’m seeing more and more.”

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