But it doesn't feel okay. Not all the time anyway.
Have you ever started over? It not easy, is it?
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I try to persevere in this journey back into publication. Usually I do well, but sometimes....ugh.
Well, it's done. Or it's just started. I suppose it's all in how I view it.
I've gathered my manuscript, synopses, and even updated my author bio. After researching many publishers, I sent submissions to a few. Jewel of Ramstone, needs the perfect home. Of course, all my books need a home, but I must admit Jewel of Ramstone is my favorite.
Then I waited.
|Me: CHECKING EMAIL SEVERAL TIMES A DAY|
Before the bridge on my road to publication exploded.
I didn't know what was wrong with me. I always want to write. But damn, I sure could color pretty pictures, right?
Then the rejections began. But as many writer friends said, it is just a rejection. Keep at it. And I did/
I know it isn't my writing they are rejecting. There are a myriad of reasons publishers reject a manuscript. I'm not going to go into them, because…well, I'm supposed to be writing about perseverance.
As usual, I go around the long way to get to it.
I hope you aren't skimming
Okay this is random, but damn.
Back to the inspiration of this post.
You know what helps me persevere? Fellow authors.
They know the hours spent tapping away at the keyboard while the night turns to day.
They feel what I feel. Totally understand the ups and downs of the journey to publication...and beyond.
They know the heartbreak of watching numerous works simply vanish when a publisher closes their doors.
Though authors may be going through all this, we are connected--like a single soul.
I know, dramatic right?
Well, hell, I'm a writer. I love drama.
And so, I'd like to dedicate this late-night-coffee-infuse-blathering post to my fellow writers:
I FEEL YOUR LOVE. I SEE YOU REACHING OUT, AND PULLING ME IN EVEN THOUGH I KNOW YOU ARE GOING THROUGH THE SAME THING.
Writer or not, words cannot convey the depth of my gratitude.
I am there for you as well.
Our community of writers, misfits, artists---whatever name society wants to put on us--we are strong.
WE will get there again. And we will celebrate with each success.