26 Words Every Writer Needs: S #atozchallenge

Welcome back to the A-to-Z folks, it’s time for the S post… and for that I want to talk about something that resonates with me on a daily basis.

source: google

Separation
noun
1. an act or instance of separating or the state of being separated
2. a point of parting

A couple of years ago, one of our lovely A-to-Z hosts, Damyanti, invited me to guest blog about the best writing advice I’d ever received.  In that post I shared a this one line that really changed my perspective on my work:

“You have to view your work not as something precious to you, 
but as a product to be positioned and sold.”  
– Jane Friedman

I still remember the first time I read that. There’s no doubt that the pile of advice gems has definitely grown, and hopefully will continue to every day. But this one still belongs right there on the top of my list as an author who would one day like to see her work published.

You have to be able to let it go. And at the risk of bringing yet another reference to that lovely song onto the internet…  let it go.

Bonus words for writers:  synchronicity, serendipity, sleep

What say you about the idea of being able to separate from your work?

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