Wait…where’s part 1? I’ll get to that. This is my third attempt at a blog this week. You ever have weeks like that? Don’t lie–I know you do. You may not blog, but things catch up to you and it’s all you can do to keep your anger in check. Or tears.Hubs reminded me, “That’s why they call it an emotional rollercoaster.”
Here is the beginning to Part 1, written on Monday, after yet another rejection:
If one more person says that another rejection is in God’s timing, I’m going to say something I regret.
Same goes for J.K. Rowling quotes or stats.
Leave me alone.
Let me give you some pointers, if you plan on heading down the path to becoming a writer.
- “Write what you know.” Unless it isn’t what the market wants. Then be prepared to write things just to get someone, anyone, to look in your direction. Because it really isn’t about what you know, it’s about what will sell.
- Friends are necessary. They make the rejections bearable. Tell you not to post anger-fueled blogs or that it’ll be okay with more chocolate. Both of these things are true, but today is not that day.
Know this: there were ten bullet points. Ten honest and raw things nearly every author has experienced. Although I thought it appropriate, I also know it is unwise to burn bridges.
I have news coming, bright, shiny news. If this were the blog I typed on Monday, I’d say that I was going to walk away for awhile. But today is not that day. Plus, there are ducks to get in a row.
Everything isn’t sunshine and lollipops, but there are chocolate and friends to help. And random Facebook messages to make you question your sanity.