9 Replies to “Publishing young does not equal happiness”

    1. Re: SO?

      I linked to the article because I have had countless teens talk to me about their plan to publish their first novel before they turn 20, and how will that will set them up for life.

      And their parents believe this will happen, too. Seriously.

      Don’t get me wrong, I am all about chasing down your creative dreams. It worked for me. But I prefer to encourage young writers to explore all kinds of avenues, including travel and community service, in order to better know themselves, and find something to write about that is unique.

      I think Ned’s story is a valuable one.

  1. Wow. I just picked up two of his books at the library.

    I’ll be so damned old by the time I’m published there’ll be no chance I’m caught off guard. Hooray for maturity!

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