Q? What am I going to write about for the letter “Q?” Maybe I thought I’d have quit by now. I’m not generally a quitter. I could be described more as wishy washy. I make up a decision, and then sometimes I change my mind. Sometimes it’s too late at that point to actually be changing my mind. But quit–no, not me!
I’ve thought about quitting writing. Several times. I have all the usual author complaints.
But it’s hard
I don’t want to rewrite.
My first draft is awesome, do I really have to put more work into it? (Said nobody ever!)
I put hours and hours of work into something and only 20 people read and review my books!
Plus, the doubt. I’ve written about that before. Let me tell you something, writers don’t become successful by quitting. They become successful by coping with lots rejection. They become successful by plowing through the edits, even when looking at their piece one more time makes them want to vomit. They become successful by submitting over and over again, until someone accepts their work and believes in as much as they believe in themselves.
It takes ONE person to make a writer successful. The writer, herself.