--it's sometimes worth taking. I've read this, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Authors from The Irene Goodman Literary Agency, so many times I've paraphrased it in my mind for quick retrieval and almost mantra-like use.
Hmm? How does it sound between my ears? Oh, like this...
The Seven Staples:
1. Same time, every day.
Show up, do the work--no excuses.
2. Don't give up.
Successful authors don't say, "I quit writing. It was just too hard, so I gave up, Oprah."
3. Pay attention to comments.
Even lousy ones. They're all useful.
4. Readers--give 'em what they want.
5. Figure out what you want, then get it.
6. Have a life.
7. Open the door.When opportunity knocks, open the door!
I may not say it as succinctly as Irene Goodman but I've taken the words to heart. Who knows? Maybe they'll give you something to think about, too. :)
Have a wonderful weekend!