Tuesday, July 21, 2009

In the dumps

Feeling blue. This project is taking forever and I just can't find the time it needs. My manuscript needs to be as perfect as I can possibly make it before I even query an agent. At this point I'm thinking "as perfect as I can possibly make it" just won't be good enough. How many more hours do I pour into a project that will never see the light of day? Do I even have the writing chops to get something published? How many hours of study and practice will it take to gain the necessary skills?


So what's keeping me going?
1) I absolutely believe that I've created a great story.
2) The rewards (I'm not talking money--I'm not that big a fool) of successfully getting published will be phenomenal.

1 comment:

  1. Oh man. I deal with these questions almost daily. Working on a new book helps; it's easier to convince myself that this will be the one because it's so much better than my last one. And yet I remember thinking that same thing when I started the last one...