At this very moment (well obviously I'm on the computer right now, but you get the point) I'm revising my second manuscript, waiting on rejections from my first manuscript, editing my best friends manuscript and wondering WILL IT EVER PAY OFF?
I began writing my first ms in 2009 and it's 2012. I've pretty much given up on that first one (for now) and decided to go full steam ahead, concentrating on number two with my hubby sweetly (gung-ho fashion) backing me. And I look around at all my writer friends who are in the same boat. Who are working tirelessly to achieve the dream of not simply finishing a story, but signing that coveted publishing contract. And I wonder, will it ever pay off? For them? For me?
Then today someone on Facebook mentioned a YA book tour and I jumped over the internet superhighway to check it out. That's when I clicked on the authors' websites and read their bios. When I went way back on their blog history to the days when they were just like me, just like us. To the days when they ran to blog world to tell their friends that an agent requested a partial, a full, was planning to call and sent the contract next day air. I also read the posts when they too wondered if it would ever pay off.
But you know what was really cool? The way they supported each other in the aspiring phase and then celebrated together in the accomplished phase. That's why I want to make more blog world friends. That's why I want to know where you're at in your manuscripts and how those submissions are going. Because when our time comes (and it will), I want to support and celebrate you too.