I found my first acceptance letters when I was going through my old writing folders.
“Your writing is just what we’re looking for.”
“Your story has been accepted.”
These letters were from the very beginning of my writing career, years ago. Now, I have several books out, and more coming in the future. Even so, I sometimes feel as if I have accomplished very little. Looking back at these old letters reminds me of how long I’ve been working at it, and how much farther I have to go.
We are our own worst critics. But the worst thing you can do is give up.
So many people want instantaneous gratification. They give up after one rejection letter. Or worse, they give up on themselves, not just their writing.
Think of a ladder. You don’t climb it in one giant step, do you? No. You take it one rung…
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