What’s the worst writing mistake you ever made that taught you a valuable lesson?
I'd been writing about 3 years and had started doing well in contests. I'd even managed to final in RWA's 2005 Golden Heart contest. My writing had gotten requests, and even made it as far as an editor asking for revisions. And what did I do? I didn't follow through. I let life get in the way and kept promising myself SOMEDAY I'd get to that, SOMEDAY I'd finish the revisions and get more out there.