Well, here we all are feeling very mildly tired and perhaps just a little headachey, looking forward to all the joys that 2011 will bring us. But I always find it a little intimidating to have a whole new year stretching out before me, all clean and sparkly and bright, knowing that I am once again going to spend a lot of that year bumbling about, making mistakes and generally messing things up.
What I need is a route-map: a plan of sorts. And thanks to Abi Sutherland I’ve got one, which I shall now share with you. Get yourself over to this brilliant post from James Macdonald (he of Yog’s Law fame) at Making Light which tells you all you need to know about how to get published. Make sure you read the discussion which follows, at least as far as comment number 26 because then you’ll find this little gem about writing books:
Do it again. Fail better.
I love that.
Happy new year.