Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Why You Should Keep Writing

We all go through feelings of uncertainty when we are writing. We wonder if all of this creating is worth it. We wonder why we do it. We also wonder if it will ever go somewhere.

Some of us write for fun, but most of us write because we want to reach the goal of becoming published and doing what we love for a living.

So, are most of us spinning our wheels?

Maybe you've sent out queries and have gotten the standard rejection letter back. Maybe you just can't seem to get that writing project completed because you may wonder what's the use?

This may cheer you up and get you writing again:

  • Dr. Seuss was reject 100 times before he was published
  • Richard Paul Evans self published The Christmas Box
  • The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield was self published before selling to Warner Books
  • Other self published authors: Deepak Chopra, Edgar Allan Poe, Walt Whitman, Mark Twain, Lousie Hay, Virginia Wolff and many more.

I'm not sure how this turned into a blog entry on self publishing, but the point is, these people kept writing....and marching to the beat of their own drummer.

Keep on writing. There are people out there that want to hear what you have to say.


Ian said...

*waves* I'm self-published too!

The Writing Muse said...

How could I forget you? Of course, Ian Healy, self publishing phenomenon. Thanks for pointing that out!