This post resonated in me so much. I couldn’t have said it better and I think all authors, aspiring and seasoned, need to keep this handy and refer back to it now and then. Writing is not a walk in the park. If you’re a writer/author, you’d better put on some armor before swimming in these shark-infested waters.
I’ve preached this before but it bears repeating:
Writing is not a walk in the park. Unless that walk involves cold unyielding wind and a bunch of serial killer midget clowns chasing you. For the new aspiring authors out there, no magic number for rejections=finally getting a publication. I repeat, if you’ve gotten a billion-six, go for a billion-six and one. Check this out for a good list of famous authors that were snubbed. It’s humbling.
Learn how to spot whether your rejection letter is a form or personal. This will guide you along your big walk over the Lego Pit of Publishing. Too many form rejections and it’s time to rethink and sniff test your baby for a stinky. We all bow down to the manuscript we’ve written like some golden nugget. Just make sure it’s not really a polished turd in disguise. We are our own worst enemy, much like…
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