So I decided to give up.
I say that every few months or so. Especially after some crochety curmudgeon of an acquisitions editor can be so dim-witted as to refuse my latest literary gem.
Now, lest you think I’m hyper-sensitive, let me hasten to add that the last rejection letter was… The Last. (Actually, it’s a little worse than that. Like I said somewhere else, I had a novella accepted for publication, signed a contract and then the publisher decided “we aren’t publishing fiction anymore.” Harumph!)
So I decided to give up. Forget the whole writing gig and move to Tibet.
Then I stumbled upon Jeff Goin’s The Writer’s Manifesto: Stop Writing to be Read & Adored. “Coincidence?”
If you’re ready to give up on your writing career, take heart. Read Jeff’s Manifesto. It’s quick, easy and uplifting. I promise.
It’s also a lot cheaper than moving to Tibet.
Have you ever felt like giving up as a writer? What’s kept you going? Share in the comments section.