There are dreams in the world that happen because we take a chance.
We’re capable of doing great things, but there are moments when we falter.
The truth is, for most of us, fear runs our lives.
It keeps us from achieving greatness.
I used to be one of those people.
I feared people would read my writing and hate. But they’d judge me based only on my writing, not on who I am.
A year ago I sent off my first short story to a magazine. The rejections have come in ever since.
Not one of my stories has been picked up. I don’t know why, but I’ll keep going. I’ll keep improving. The only way to get published it to improve every day. The only way to do that is to write every day or if you’re not writing, at least be reading.
This year I sent off a novel. It’s been seen by three agents. Two of them still have it. The third sent a form rejection.
But I’m not stopping.
I have eight more agents on my list.
When I get rejections from all of them, I’ll shelve it and work on the other one.
I have a goal. It won’t be achieved until I’m published.
I’ve written seven novels, over 100 short stories.
Some of them good, some bad, but I keep writing.
I won’t accept being unpublished.
This year I’ve improved more than any year. My focus hasn’t wavered.
I’m starting another novel next month, another novel I’ll be editing, and few short stories I’ll be submitting.
This road doesn’t end until I’m published.