“Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.”
― John D. Rockefeller
Sometimes I wonder if pursuing a writing career is a pipe dream or a lost cause. It’s seems to me I’ve been working hard at this for a very long time. Anybody else ever feel this way?
I’ll bet there’s more than one person in any crowd who knows what I mean. You work hard, write every day, watch for opportunities and then get nothing returned but rejections and sometimes, they don’t even bother to let you know they’re rejecting you. . . they simply ignore you.
It’s a hard life, and a constant struggle, but since I’m going to write whether I get published or not, I grues what “they” think doesn’t really matter.
I’ve often asked myself why I do it, keep writing that is, why would I put myself through so much for so little. It’s because I have nothing to lose, and everything to say. I believe there’s magic in some of those stories, and someday you may want to read them. It doesn’t have to be today, but someday is good enough.
Oh, and that is what writers do; they write, whether you’re reading or not.
So jump on in here and tell me, what do you have to lose?