Friday, March 12, 2010

Thoughts for a Friday Afternoon

Books, books, books ... I want to be published!

You want to get published.  You're new at this.  You're having a difficult time getting noticed and you feel like screaming "uncle!" and just throwing in the towel ... and yet you have a burning need, a hunger, to get published and you want it so bad that you can taste it!

I understand, I really do.  It's tough and, because it's a publisher's market out there, it's getting tougher all the time.

Well I could encourage you to rewrite.  I could just as easily encourage you to edit, edit, and edit some more ... but today I've decided to remind of one simple thing:  the magic word here is perseverance.
Perseverance.  Remember this word when you're feeling down:  It only takes one "yes" and you're published. 

It doesn't matter whether it's an article in a newspaper, a short story in a magazine, or one poem in a textbook.  You are published.

Each publishing credit you achieve is one more validation to other publishers and editors that they should look at your work, too.  It's also a validation to you that your work is good.

Be persistent.  Persevere ...

Have a nice weekend!

An Article that Might Help you get Started:

So, You Want to be Published ...

"A writer soon learns that easy to read is hard to write." ~CJ Heck


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