How can I stay motivated to write when the rejection slips keep coming?
ANSWER — CELEBRATE!
You might feel that you have nothing to celebrate, but you do!
We, The Other Bunch, attended an Idaho Writer’s Guild workshop on agents over this last weekend — what they can do for a writer and why they are important. We gathered a good deal of useful knowledge and tips from the panel of agents but, I think the most important nugget of advice came from Amy Rennert, of the Amy Rennert Agency of San Francisco. Her advice was to “Celebrate finishing your book; celebrate finishing a chapter; celebrate finishing a sentence, celebrate writing. It is hard but it is fun.”
Let’s face it we, writers, love to write. If we didn’t, we wouldn’t because the rewards are few and very rare. So, as Ms. Rennert advises, celebrate the joy of writing. Celebrate that we can make others see through our eyes, make them feel any emotion we choose. The reader will cry or laugh according to the words we choose to put on a page.
That is power worth celebrating. So let’s hear it for writing! Yahoo!