Our chat with Emma…
Enjoy it. Seriously. You’ve got to love the writing itself. The submissions, the rejections are bumps along the road, they’ll always be there. Always. But, as long as you enjoy telling your stories, putting pen to paper, or hands on the keyboard – well, that’s got to be the most important thing, right?
I’d also say that you need to have patience. Heaps of it. Because there’s lots of waiting involved in publishing. SO much waiting! Urm, if anyone has any tips on that I’d love to hear them. Please!
I also find that I need and crave natural breaks from writing. It’s good for my soul. A couple of weeks break over Christmas for example, leaves me raring to go at the end of it – new ideas start bubbling to the surface and I know I’m ready to jump back in.