Is not to keep writing, and so I keep this blog to make sure I keep writing. I also keep trying to get at Penelope, and life keeps getting in the way. This is an irony because next week, I'm scheduled to give a talk on making time to write. Yeah, I can hear God laughing at me. In the interest of full disclosure, I'm laughing at me too.
I've started a discussion over on Linked In about the need to be able to give the pitch of your story in a single sentence. It's how you hook a new reader, a potential agent, a publishing company, etc. By giving them a sampler that whets the appetite for the rest of the story. It's not easy. But it's been fun helping others to distill their works.