As writers, we write about mystery, tragedy, love and sometimes forgiveness. We write about dreams, adventure, fiction, or fact. So many of our writing abilities center around dreams, thoughts, or experiences that we've had. Not all experiences make us better and not all stories are written.
But perspective is important to keep or allow ourselves some slack. We all want immediate success and stardom. We often want to see our hard work on the shelves of a book store. But, it is a journey - a long one. We need to remember this perspective or we will get lost.
I've recently started to query again. I've had mixed results. I have tried a critique group before, but I need to find a new one. I also have been in contact with some editing agencies to advance my manuscript in a way I wasn't able to do before.
I've needed my struggles to push me to work harder, try new things, and research like my life depended on it. But, the worse thing that can happen...is for me to give up. So, here's to another month of writing, editing, researching or planning. Good luck to us all.