So, what is your lifeline? What do you hang onto when all else is chaotic and plunging you under for the third time?
You’ve received the final rejection. You promised yourself no more looking for an agent/publisher. If you didn’t get your way this time, you’d self-publish, print the manuscript at the office supply store for your family and friends, throw the thing in file thirteen and be happy with the day job!
You know you can’t do A, B, OR C. You’re a writer and you must be heard. What do you turn to? What do you hold onto for, as my mom used to say, dear life? Everyone has a go to. Whether it’s friends, fellow writers, faith, or dangerous self-medication on many levels, what is your go to? Is it healthy? Does it further your work? Keep you writing? Push you forward? What, exactly, hold you up when you want to quit?
Maybe this post should have been called, the straw that broke the camel’s back. I’m not sure. All I know is, that straw does NOT exist for writers. Not for true, sold out, I have to writer…writers.
I’m going to steal from my son, who, when in high school used this expression for anyone who would listen:
…In the very, very beginning, God created soccer.
Now go forth and play.
And I couldn’t agree more as it pertains to writers:
…In the very, very beginning, God created the Word…
And He did.
Now go forth and use it!