I am still having a hard time processing the fact that I have two books available in bookstores. It's crazy to think that in 2010, I was unagented, unpublished, but trying so hard after so many years to finally get my foot in the door. I still remember, acutely remember, how hard it was to keep writing and keep submitting year after year, project after project, with no clue as to whether or not it'd pay off. There were a lot of days where I asked myself what was the point. When I told myself I wasn't good enough. Would never be good enough to get an agent or sell a book.
But now, in 2013, I have two books out!
Writers out there, still submitting, still trying to get an agent or a book deal, keep submitting, and keep writing! Because even if you feel like you're not good enough now, eventually you will be. Writing is like dance, or baseball, or art, or science. The more you study and practice, the better you will be. And you're probably better than you think you are. Writers are hard on themselves. I still think I suck half the time. Three-quarters of the time. A lot of the time. :-)
Do any of you out there reading have questions about publishing? Or writing? Or submitting? If so, email me (jennifervrush [at] gmail), or leave a comment on this post and I'll put together a Q & A post in the next week or so.