Rejection is on my mind this morning. What writer doesn’t think about it from time to time? I also have some recent acceptances dwelling there but it is those rejections that weigh heaviest.
Early on I recognized that if I was to write, I would have to accept that what I wrote wouldn’t please every agent or every publishing house. That understanding goes hand and hand.
Getting a rejection on a Monday morning still isn’t easy. My biggest reason why I have been rejected in fiction? I don’t follow the formula.
It’s my own fault. If I choose to write romance—I must follow a formula.
The trouble with that request is I don’t like formula books.
Which brings me to my second biggest thought about writing lately—I need to decide what I’m going to write and stick to it. Will it be romance or women’s fiction and when I decide, if I want to be published, I have to follow the rules.
I think I’ve finally gotten on the right road for my life, at least. It’s taken twelve years. Living back in PA won’t be easy by any means but it fits me well. All the missing pieces are coming together.
Now to find that in my writing too.
What part of writing are you finding the most difficult to overcome now?