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Being A Writer: Expectations Vs. Reality

For everyone who has 20 pages of the next Great American Novel. Or two pages. Any pages, really.

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Reality: Let's talk again the first time you lose your ENTIRE book and NO, YOU DIDN'T BACK UP, thanks for asking.

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Reality: You really can't work without Freedom, the app popular with writers that shuts off your WiFi connection for a certain amount of time.

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Reality: Many weird ideas will sell before yours. Some may even be written by your friends.

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Just stay cool and keep working. And buy your friend's book, because you'd want them to buy yours.

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14. Expectation: You'll just start a blog, it'll become super popular, and you won't even have to find an agent! They'll call you!

Reality: You'll have to write a detailed proposal, or write your whole book first before you start querying agents. And then, you will find that it takes many, many emails and time.

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