It has been such a long time time since I posted here.
(Sorry, Karen. I keep meaning to post but I get constantly distracted. I will do better, I promise…..)
Truth be told, I have been having a crisis of confidence regarding my writing. I have been taking the advice of many people I know and putting my work out there for submission. I have had one story accepted and will actually get paid for it (Yay) but most rejected.
The rejection has been really hard because as we all know it is hard not to take it personally. There was one story in particular that made me flinch when I got that rejection slip. Usually at the back of my mind I know when I am going to get a story rejected because I just haven’t put enough work into it but this story, well I have to say it was a little gem. One of the best things I have written.
And it was rejected straight away. Within a week. So now I’m thinking because the rejection process was so swift that it really must have been crap. And as a result I’m beginning to question my judgement regarding the worth of my writing.
So this week I am going to start a series of posts about The Invisible Writer. I often refer to myself as the invisible writer because apart from my incredibly loyal and amazing fellow bloggers and writers and readers – YOU GUYS, ROCK, BY THE WAY – no one at all (in the far flung publishing/writing world, that is) knows I am there.
Writing my little heart out.
I think a lot of us fall into the Invisible Writer category.
We write. We submit. We get rejected.
We rewrite. We resubmit. We get rejected.
Copy. Paste. Repeat.
It’s like Chinese water torture.
So what do we do if at our very core we believe we can write but remain invisible?
How long can we put up with the torture?
I’m going to be talking about that later this week.