If you had to pick one thing you wished you knew before writing your book, looking for an agent, getting published, etc. what would it be?
In other words, what's the one piece of advice that would have been the most valuable to you in the very beginning?
My daughter is working on her first work of fiction. Since I primarily write nonfiction, and it's been years since I started out writing, I'm kind of at a loss for guiding her. (Things are much different now than they were when I started out too!) There's so much she needs to know, but I don't want to overwhelm her. So I'm trying to pinpoint just the most important stuff for now.
We've talked about query letters, book proposals, building a platform, etc. Sometimes I think I send her head reeling more than I help. lol