And then being a westerner myself and also a writer, I decided to try my hand at composing a few bits of cowgirl-writer wisdom:
- Don’t worry about biting off more than you can chew. Your mouth is probably bigger than you think it is anyway.
- Good judgment comes from experience and a whole lot of that comes from bad judgment.
- If it doesn’t look like it’s worth the effort, it probably ain’t.
- The easiest way to eat crow is while it’s still warm. The colder it gets, the harder it is to swallow.
- It don’t take a genius to spot a goat in a flock of sheep.
- Telling a man to get lost and being able to make him do it are two entirely different propositions.
- If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop digging.
- Making it as a writer is like busting broncos—you’re gonna get tossed. A lot. Get up and try again.
- Pursue your writing dream as if it’s a critter that’s gotta be roped in a hurry before it gets away.
- Nothing you can’t spell will ever work.
- It is better to have steady royalty income than to be beautiful.
- There are two theories for arguing with an editor: neither of them works.
What about you? Do you have a favorite bit of advice that might be categorized as cowboy or cowgirl wisdom?
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