The rejections just keep rolling in. The problem is that I’m not sure whether the problem is with my novel…or with my query letter…or with the marketplace. Have no fear, I tell myself. I’ve only sent out thirty-five queries…and I promised myself I’d go to one hundred before I gave up.
That’s discouraging enough. But when I met with my “new” critique group today…affording me an opportunity to judge someone else’s writing…I was blown away! Not because my writing was disparaged (it wasn’t)…but because theirs was SO GOOD! I can’t figure out how they do it—and that’s discouraging to me. I seriously struggle with jealousy.
If this has ever happened to you, check out http://bethewriteryoudreamofbeing.com/jealousy-of-other-writers-and-how-it-sabotages-you .
While success may appear to be an impossible dream, remember this: the fact that someone else has achieved it means that it is possible for you! There. I feel better already.
“Success is not the key to happiness.
Happiness is the key to success.
If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.”