Wednesday, 16 April 2008

A low point

I've hit a bit of a low point this afternoon. The postman has just delivered another rejection and I'm left wondering if there's any point with my going on with it. Not with writing because I do that for me but with the trying to get published. But I write to get published. I write so that others can read what I have written. I want others to read what I have written. I do write for myself but I want it to be of a standard that is good enough to be published. I don't write for the money (thank God otherwise we'd starve) and if we won the lottery I would still write but I would still want it to be good enough to be published.
I guess what's beating me up is the realisation that my work isn't good enough. I'll get over this I know because I have before but right now it feels bad.

5 comments:

Calistro said...

Hey stop being so hard on yourself. Look at the list of places where you've already been published:

Sexy Shorts for the Beach - Accent Press
Sex and Seduction - Xcite Books (imprint Accent Press)
Weekly News
That's Life (Australia)
The Universe
Spennynews
The Northern Echo
www.fiftybeans.com
Ultimate Sex - Xcite Books (Imprint Accent Press)

!!!

Maybe you're having a bad week or a bad month with rejection but the hits will come again. They'll definitely come again. I often have really dry patches of months and months and then, all of a sudden, I'll get 3 or 4 hits in quick succession. You CAN write and you are publishable. Give yourself time to get over this rejection and have a drink and some chocolate. You'll pick yourself up and carry on. We always do :o)

Gonna be a writer said...

Thanks. I just came back to post an apology for my last one when I saw your message. I should have known that there was one of you guys out there to support me.
x

womagwriter said...

You in Sexy Shorts for the Beach? I've got that on my bookshelf, am gonna have to figure out who you are, now!

Don't give up. Have a moment's self-indulgent misery then pick yourself up and keep going. We'll all cheer you on!

Gonna be a writer said...

Thanks. But don't ask Sally who am cos she already knows.

Prue said...

People should read this.