writing tip: if in doubt add more dragons. if not in doubt add more dragons. dragons dragons dragons. “but it wouldn’t work out” I hear you say YOU ARE WRONG AND NEED THREE MORE DRAGONS “but it’s a romantic drama” you tell me well tough cookies friend you’re gonna need like eight more dragons. nine more. like maybe twelve. ＤＲＡＧＯＮＳ
You can publish no matter how old or young you are. With your age, you’d have to have parental permission to publish (as you would need for any legal contract until you’re an adult), but it’s certainly possible.
But! I want to make sure you know that publishing now…it’s just not that important. I was writing when I was your age as well, and I dreamed of publication, too. But now I am so, so, SO glad that I waited to seek publication. Right now, your job is to grow. Grow as a person, grow as a writer.
Writing is fun. It’s joyous. Publishing is hard. It’s work. It’s a job. It’s really not fun. The end result—having a book out there in the world—that part is good. But the process between having finished a book and having the book published is hard.
Keep writing. And if this is the career for you, don’t give it up. You’ll find a way. But don’t lose the joy of writing.
THIS: “Writing is fun. It’s joyous. Publishing is hard. It’s work. It’s a job. It’s really not fun.”
Beth Explains It All. Writing is awesome but being a writer has a looooot more ups and downs.