I don’t mean dim the lights and crack open the Vaseline. I mean ignore those bloody ostriches and learn things for yourself. You’re a lone wolf, a rogue demon hunter(what’s a rogue demon?), you are the sole member of the band FUCK YEAH! There may be the odd person that helps you along the way – a genuine non-ostrich – but the best way to find these opposite ostrich oracles is to get on with it and knuckle down on your own.
No, no, no…put the hand cream down – I mean knuckle down with your novel.
You don’t have to ignore all advice; you can still seek out knowledge in other forms. Read books, join forums, buy magazines (especially any I feature in!), and soak up knowledge rather than unsolicited advice.
And remember you don’t have to please anyone else. Not right now. Of course when you send off your work, you’ll probably want to try and please that pesky publisher or exasperating editor. But up until then, stick it out on your own.
I understand by saying this I’m pretty much kicking you out of my blog. Stop listening to silly know-it-alls who tout advice like Tom Cruise touts alien based religious material, means you’ll probably avoid this site at all costs.
Noooo! Come back! I’ll post more semi-nudes…
Wait, why are you running faster?
Maybe this is a perfect time for…
(not THAT…the next post!)