Submit & Persist
I think writers deserve battle pay.
The rejections pile up. That’s if you’re lucky.
Yeah, because sometimes you don’t hear anything at all. At least someone is reading your stuff.
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Because all that rejection can be hard to take.
Just ask some very famous people.
And in spite of all this, I keep writing and sending stuff out.
And I ask myself, how do I continue?
Why do I continue?
How do I keep going?
I keep going by writing that next story, thinking of a new manuscript, perfecting what I already have, meeting with my critique groups (because writing is lonely and we all need that emotional support and kick in that pants.)
Why do I keep going?
Ready for the secret?
I mean, are you really ready to hear the truth?
Here it is:
All I need is one Yes.
That’s it. It’s that simple.
Every time I send something out I think, “This is the one. This will be my Yes.”
And every time you send something out, you just never know.
So get out there.
You have a whole community behind you who feel your pain and cheer you on.
I hope this gives you that extra oomph, that reason why, that faith to go on. Because you have a voice that is not like anyone else’s and you are not alone.
So go write.
Find your Yes.
It’s out there.