permanently suctioned to Buz's leg
- Jul 10, 2012
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I'm feeling so incredibly down about this whole experience. I start to make progress on a WIP, then BAM, bad news knocks me down, and it's hard to stay encouraged. I know the best (and only) way to push past the rejections is to have new material to submit, but the negative thoughts make it hard to move forward on my next project. And even though I'm happy for other authors out there with good news, it's hard to see without thinking, "Why can't that be me? Why aren't I good enough?".
Sorry to be so negative, but you're the only ones I know going through the same thing! What helps you get past this? (other than simply writing; I'm really trying, but this whole thing's so discouraging)
I've been there. When my agent was subbing my first book, I edited my second book and wrote my third book, which really helped. Writing the third book was pretty much the only thing that kept me sane. But now that my agent has told me she's not really interested in the third book, I'm right there with ya. I know I should move on and write a whole different book, but blaaarrrggghhhh, this whole thing's so discouraging. The thought of starting a whole new book and going through the shit of figuring out where the plot goes is emotionally exhausting. So no words of wisdom here for you, I'm afraid, just lotsa hugs.