after the war, onto the Madness
The title of this post might lead you to believe I'm an optimist
- I assure you I'm not.
I am a realist
- and the reality is, you've got to work for what you want
one thousand and one percent of the time.
- I wasn't one of the #PitchWars chosen,
I received constructive feedback from one mentor,
- (the only one who requested pages in case you wanted to know)
The only other letter I've gotten was a form rejection
- I'm sure it won't be my last.
How do I know this?
- Because I will continue to submit.
Some agents will say my work isn't for them,
- others will say it's not the right fit or not right for the market
and some will remain silent.
-The point is, my fellow authors, rejection is inevitable
but my plan is to pursue now that I've found my love,
- my niche,
the kind of book I want to read myself.
- We had 9.38% chance of being chosen for mentorship people,
and the mentors volunteered to do this for us.
- I would've appreciated their insight,
- but I'll find my way without them.
I will query the crap out of my piece
- and the next one
and the one after that,
- because my daughter asks me everyday if I've fulfilled my dream
when will she be able to read my words.
She proudly calls me an author to anyone who listens
- and I smile everytime she says it.
I write for her.
- and yea, a bit for me too ;)
Don't quit, my friends.
- Think of all of those little people
(or big, since I write NA)
- who will one day look forward to thumbing through pages
that you wrote
- that you loved
and yes, sometimes, hated.
- Keep moving forward
it's the only way you'll overcome the rejection.
I'll be taking part in #PitMad next week,
- will post some tips to prepare us all
but I hope to see you there.