Today's quote is from a post one of my writing buddies made at MiG Writers on disappointment:
"But there are politics, bad timing and subjective judges and sometimes things simply don’t go in our favor. It’s not a reflection of us..."
It's so important to remember that in the writing business, there are a lot of things beyond your control. If you haven't yet gotten where you want to be, it's not necessarily because you've written a bad story or a bad query letter or because you're a terrible writer. It might just be bad timing. So what I can I do to not get dragged down by disappointment?
I can't just have faith that someone will "discover" my talent. I'm going to do everything in my power to reach my goals.
- I'm going to keep writing new stories and sending them out on submission.
- I'm going to keep reading good books and learning from other writers.
- And I'm going to keep learning about how to be a better writer and how to promote myself and my writing in this crazy changing business.