It's that time again for the Insecure Writers Support Group post. Yay for 2012!
I've had quite a few failures--I lost my job in 2012. I queried...and you know how that goes.
But then in May something terrifying happened. I got a positive response from a small publisher interested in my Dark YA Paranormal Romance. And the rest, well, it's still in the making.
Throughout the process from acceptance to publication (Feb. 7, 2013), I've anchored myself to the reason why I started writing in the first place. And this has kept me sane.
I didn't write for fame or fortune.
I didn't write for agents and publishers.
I didn't write for the public.
I didn't write for my family.
I wrote for me. I was the only one in that room typing away my dreams, my fears, my imagination.
And when you strip everything else away, that's the only thing that matters.
And as long as I believe in myself, I will continue to write.
So bring it on!