If you’re reading this I know you’re not a quitter.
Of course that is much easier done than said but you’ve at least taken the first step in saying you do not want to be a quitter (which I already know you’re not).
Writing isn’t for the faint of heart. For those who are not writers you could be artists, photographers, painters, the path is still NOT for the faint of heart. It’s hard work, dedication, and the occasional cry fest. However if you’re in the business then you already know it’s worth it. You have those moments of clarity that keep you going.
Blogging is a way I stay on the positive side of life. All the support I get from my blogger friends and writer friends keep me motivated to push on. I have moments of quit but they don’t stay for long. You’re reminded why you do it, the passion that carries you the whole way. Those moments that let you know you’re not in it just because, but for more than that!
Finishing your first draft – Step One
Revising until you want to die – Step Two thru One Hundred and Seventy
Writing a Query – We stopped counting steps
Sending the query to agents – Nerve-wrecking step
We get rejected (multiple times) – No one wants to count but they do
We get accepted – HOORAY!!! Dreaming this is step one.
We get published – HOORAY!!! Again hoping this is a quick and speedy process
Each one of those steps is an accomplishment. Yes, even the rejection part. It’s part of what the process is all about. With each rejection you are one step closer to finding the one. So take a little risk and you’ll reap a little reward.
So are you a quitter?