To all writers, aspiring or otherwise...
My writing history in a nutshell-
Wrote first book. Sold it immediately to a small press. It went into a bunch of stores and with the help of over 50 book signings and tons of school visits, sold thousands.
Wrote more books.
Got an agent.
Rejected a few times from publishers, but in the meantime sold second book of series to the same small press at agent's advice.
Said book was not given a chance. It made it into almost no stores. Four months later, it's only sold a few hundred copies.
Agent decided YA wasn't her thing. Told me to find a new agent.
In the meantime, wrote another book that agent said she loved.
More rejections. Lots more.
Now studying for my TCRG exams and not writing at all. Could only focus on one big thing at a time.
Miss writing. So much. Fantasize about writing my next novel. Dread the next slew of rejections.
Wondering if I'm crazy for not giving up.
But insane enough to know that rejections will never win. I am too addicted to writing. Even when I fail.
But I want to succeed. Badly. Bad enough to write better. To face the future.
Because I'm convinced that one of these days I will get there. Even though I have no proof.
Hopeful or Hopeless?
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