Writing often seems mysterious, and a bit of a romantic notion – at least to people who haven’t actually done it much. Some people are stuck at the romance part of the equation, and rarely venture into the actual reality part.
So, as a public service, I give you:
Five Things Writers Do
1. Writers write.
2. Writers revise.
3. Writers read.
4. Writers write more.
5. Writers revise more.
Bonus Tip: Writers professionally accept critique from editors. It doesn’t mean you can never question it, but editors are doing their best to keep you from looking stupid. They are not your enemies. They are your friends. Treat them with respect.