So, here at the Heartwarming authors' site, we've been talking myths.
I have one.
No, it doesn't. At least it didn't for me, and my publishing career has been fairly constant.
Right now I'm looking at my goal list for 2010.
I titled it TEN in '10.
My goals then are pretty much what they are today - nothing's gotten easier, but a few things have changed.
1. Write three, three chapter proposals (this is a goal every single year!)
2. Write shorter chapters (this is new because if I write longer chapters and the book gets rejected then it's harder to get three, three chapter proposals done!)
3. Improve how I put together a synopsis (I'm a pantser, no my synopsis is all over the place.)
4. Start a 'big' book. (Now that I think about it, maybe I wanted to use heavy paper)
5. Go back to writing 3 pages a day (really, that's my goal, and by doing that I can write 3 books a year).
6. Learn to grab moments writing on my iPad instead in front of the computer. (At one time, I used my Dana a lot more)
7. Enter contests.
8. Submit a Bible study proposal (Did this and found out that only famous people get to do this now <sigh>. I don't have the right platform)
9. Write the first few pages of a new devotional.
10. Thank God for the ability to not just write, but to think about writing, too.
By the way, the above are all short-term goals. I mean to do them this year.
My long-term goals
FIVE to keep ALIVE (until they happen!)
1. Sell a big book (need a strong editor for all that heavy paper)
2. Win a RITA (come on, we all have that goal!)
3. Earn a five figure advance (sigh, I really really really really want this one)
4. Make the New York Times Bestseller List (And not by cutting and pasting my name over Nora Roberts)
5. Speaker at an RWA or ACFW National Conference (This one just might happen someday)
So, now you know... the myth is that it gets easier.
Nope, but since you have your feet on the pathway, go ahead and stomp ahead. Don't mind the twist and turns, there's always a good friend like Roz or Cathy McDavid to nudge you in the right direct. Then, too, their are wonderful editors like Adrienne and Victoria to smooth out the way.
Have fun and go write three pages!