Monday, March 14, 2011
Don't Get Derailed!
Disappointment can mean a glitch in our writing journey or end our career. Fifty editors and agents may pass on our book. Submissions to periodicals are ignored or acknowledged with a form letter saying, "Thanks, but no thanks."
What determines whether a disappointment turns into a total disaster? One thing: our attitude. Thomas Edison endured many failures in his efforts to invent the lightbulb, but he pressed on and succeeded. He's one of many, who faced obstacles and overcame them.
I'm determined not to allow small disappointments to derail my writing dreams. I look at them for what they are: a temporary delay.
How do you fight the doubts when disappointment meets you at every turn?