A dream has come true for a fellow blogger, Facebook, and campaign friend, Jessica Therrien. Her first book, Oppression, is published and for sale. As I congratulate her, I also find myself wistful. She was me not so long ago. I can only imagine her giddiness at this so long dreamed of accomplishment. And her nervousness as she obsessively watches the sales statistics.
The closer I get to having my WIP finished and ready to submit, the more nervous I get. Questions circle around in my head like a never-ending carousel. How many times will I be rejected before I finally meet that agent and then editor that will like my work? How long will it take? Is my WIP even good enough?
Though I tell myself to quit being ridiculous, the doubts continue.
Then I see someone like me succeed. And I know...It will happen! Maybe not the first submission, or the tenth, but eventually, like my friend Jessica, I will be published. I won't quit writing, revising, and studying this wonderful craft. Like Mr. King once said, "I have a dream."
Congratulations, Jessica. I look forward to reading your book that's waiting on my Kindle. I hope your success motivates others like me to keep dreaming and, most importantly...to keep writing.