Anticipation. It’s hard to wait. I submitted my book, An Eye for An Eye, to a publisher and had some good feedback about it. I’ve made it past the first few hoops, and am eagerly awaiting the thumbs up or the thumbs down.
Like any writer, I’ve had my share of rejections. When I first started writing features, I had some rejected. Bummer. But what did I do? I wrote another feature. And then another. And yet another. Now, most stories I write are picked up by one publication or another. Some I even sell the same story to more than one publication.
So what does this mean for my book? Well, if I am lucky enough to land a book deal, I’ll celebrate and continue to write my next book. If I acquire another rejection to put on my spindle, I’ll know that I’m a real writer because I had the courage to send the book off for consideration–and continue to write my next book.
Writing is a craft. You can’t get better at writing if you don’t write.
Letters form words. Words form sentences. Sentences form paragraphs. Learn to put them all together well, then practice, practice, practice and a writer will emerge.
Meanwhile, while I write, I wait.