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Keep Showing Up

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Hi everyone! I decided to pop in today to share some of my thoughts. Yesterday thereΒ was a massive Twitter pitch contest called #PitMad. Agents and editors search the hashtag, liking pitches that intrigue them, requesting to read more of the project.Β 

I find these contests enjoyable, overall. It’s a chance to connect with fellow querying writers and read some pretty amazing pitches. The talent out there is outstanding πŸ™‚ However, these pitch contests can be draining and deflating if you don’t get any likes. It’s kind of the same when you send out queries for a project and get rejected.Β 

But that’s part of the deal with publishing. You’ll always face rejection, at every stage of your career.

I was driving home and thinking about publishing and querying in general, reflecting onΒ the entire process. My mind started to wander,Β and I realized publishing is kind of like anything in life – if its something you care about and have passion for, you stick with it.

You keep showing up.

No matter if you feel disenchanted, discouraged, or frustrated. It’s a long race,Β not a sprint. Keep showing up to put in the work. Read craft novels, daydream about new story worlds, and get your hands on books ofΒ all genres.

If you need a mental health break, take some off and explore other ways to be creative.Β Always remember why you write.

Keep going, friends.Β We will get there.

Loie ❀

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