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.


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
The Northern Echo
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.

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.