Some big mistakes I’ve made as a writer:

  • Believing I had to write the beginning of a novel, then the middle, then the end, in that order.
  • Believing saying I was a writer, without actually writing, was worth anything.
  • Believing the validation of others made me a writer.
  • Believing a first draft had to be perfect; the only thing a first draft has to be is complete.

And you?