aprilhenry (aprilhenry) wrote,

Seven deadly sins

A literary agent took a fresh look at the seven deadly sins: lust, greed, sloth, wrath, envy, and pride—only from the perspective of an author. For example, “LUST: For someone else’s career. This one will mostly hurt you, although it’s also a gateway to the other publishing sins. If you have an author that you Googlestalk like s/he’s your high school exboyfriend, or you read the deal listings at Publisher’s Marketplace like they’re Playboy, quit it! No two careers are exactly alike, and obsessing over someone else’s is unproductive. Learn from others’ successes but remember your career is the only one you can do a thing about.”

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