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Write On Wedneday: Do you have what it takes?!

By Leslie Lindsay Aside from the fact that I just unpacked my bags and have a completed a revised draft of my manuscript, I am still under the (perhaps false) impression I can pull this off.  My agent pitch session is scheduled for Saturday mid-morning.  It’s my best time, personally.  Here’s how I figure:  I’ll have all day Friday to connect with conference fiolks and fill my head with lots of really great writing tips and tricks.  By the time Saturday mid-morning rolls around, I’ll be set.  (art work courtesy of my 8year old daughter)  I think.  If you are like most writers, you are probably scratching your head and wondering, “Can I do this?”  According to The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published by Arielle Eckstut and David Henry Sterry, there are a good number of skills, criteria, personality that goes into making an author.  Do you have what it takes? Can you spend many, many hours working on something that may never see the light of day? Are kids, partners, job, and recreation going to be …