I finished my first novel in 1992, got my first contract in 1997, and held my first published book in 1999. So I’ve been doing that for a long time, too.
Running and writing have a lot in common:
- Some days you’re just glad you finished your stint.
- Some days you fly along.
- Fads come and go (running with weights, pink covers on books), but the underlying stuff stays the same.
- You can have a bad day followed by a really great day. But just putting in the time guarantees you’ll get at least a little better.
- You can always learn more about how to do it. You can always improve your technique.
Can you think of any more?