Most of my posts deal with getting through the yucky times of publishing. You know, the constant rejections, the feeling no one will ever, EVER publish your book, and how everyone else on the planet is not only getting book deals, but movie rights as well.
|That's it! I'm outta here.|
photo credit, ereads.com
This week my cheery outlook has been challenged, but that's what makes you stronger, right?
Well, actually no.
I've been mucking around in a gloom of submission for sometime...one book is clocking in at over a year—that's a lot of waiting for nothing to happen.
Also, I've been laid up with a broken foot, hobbling on crutches, and spending most of my time on the couch. It's been great for my Pinterest boards, but it's also allowed me to reflect on my specific goals for writing.
Why do I want to write?
Because I love creating characters and sharing those stories makes them real for others.
Why do I want to be published?
Because more people would read my stories, plus I might get more twitter followers.
What is the best thing about being on submission?
Knowing there is a chance I might get published, therefore more people will read my stories.
What is the worst thing about being on submission?
Waiting. Waiting. Waiting. Rejection. Waiting. Waiting. Waiting. Rejection.
I want my stories to be read, not stuck in someones in box for another year.
So, I'm taking a break.
I'm turning away from my e-mail.
I'm raising the white flag.
I will be wattpad's best contributor.
I will write more. And I will share more.
No more waiting.
Enjoy the stories...