“If writing is in your blood, if you have to write every day to feel alive, to feel like you didn’t waste that day, then you were BORN TO BE A WRITER!” –Chrys Fey
Getting published is not easy! There will be days when you will feel depressed because you have a stack of rejections. There will be days when you will think it’s pointless. You will long for the days, long ago, when you wrote for the love of it and hadn’t thought about being published.
Even though you still write for the love of it, that dream of being published will always be there in your mind, at your fingertips, just out of reach. Sometimes you will feel defeated after having your query letters returned with scribbles that read, “Sorry, not for me.” in the corner. And let’s not forget those form rejection letters that begin with, “Dear Author”.
|Me and my mom. <3|
While I waited and prayed for my first short story to be accepted, I felt like a failure. The trick is to go one baby step at a time, as breaking into the publishing industry isn’t easy. And no matter how much you think you can be the next Stephanie Meyer, publishing your debut novel and skyrocketing to the bestseller list is unlikely to happen. The rest of us have to begin small (with poems and short stories) to build our credentials.
But whatever you do, don’t say getting published is hopeless! It’s not hopeless; many people have done it, more are doing it, I am FINALLY doing it, and so can you! If you keep a positive outlook and start small, you will receive success.
Nothing is hopeless! Least of all getting published!