A few days ago it was 3 years since I started writing full-time. I have learned things, a bunch of things, and I have promised you a blog post about it.
(Here is the full post, and below are the highlights.)
20 THINGS I LEARNED FROM WRITING FULL-TIME FOR 3 YEARS
1. Don't give a fuck.
2. You know nothing... (...John Snow).
3. Take into account other people's perspectives.
4. Don't take breaks.
5. Give yourself ample time.
6. Every book is different.
7. Thinking time saves editing time in the future.
8. It will never be perfect, and that's its perfection.
9. The right sentence will come, just wait.
10. Money will follow.
11. Sales spike with every new book release.
12. By not accepting praise you're hurting your readers.
13. The world doesn't die if you spend less time online and more time writing.
14. There will be those who will hate you simply for trying.
15. 3 years of writing full-time is nothing.
16. Don't freak out when famous writers start talking to you. Be normal. You're being watched.
17. Your words are important. They have impact.
18. Self-deprecating doesn't do anyone good.
19. Silence and numbers mean nothing.
20. A good team is everything.