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Goodreads asked Laura Kitchell:

What’s your advice for aspiring writers?

Laura Kitchell First, finish your book. Give yourself permission to write crap (which all first draft are, by the way). Second, your book isn't finished when you write The End. This is just the beginning. Your manuscript will need to go through a number of edits and rewrites before it's worth reading. This is the process for everyone, so embrace it. Finally, if you're serious about making writing a career, you can't think of you book as your baby. It's going to get changed during editing, people are going to criticize it, and when you sign that publishing contract, it's no longer yours for however long the contract terms state. Save yourself a lot of tears and anxiety and think of your books as products. You'll be a much happier and more successful writer for it.

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