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June Question: Did you ever say “I quit”? If so, what happened to make you come back to writing?
Ha! Many times, I've tried to quit when the words stopped coming. When I ran into rejections. When I wearied of the entire run-around that can be seeking representation.
But, I can't. Try as hard as I have tried to quit at times, I can't shake the feeling that I'm meant to write. And meant to write the stories I've been inspired to write. Here's the thing, I write Inspirational stories. For years, I tried to fool myself that I wrote enough to the ABA side of the market to pick up an agent of that style books, it wasn't meant to be. The last agent I pitched and queried, praised my writing, but called a spade a spade--"your writing leans to the Christian market, and I don't have the contacts to sell it."
Did that make me want to quit? Not this time. I retooled my thinking, started my hunt for conferences that showcase agents for the Christian market, and I'm in it for the long haul. I'll never doubt this journey isn't path I'm destined to walk.
Great Ideas! "13 Ways to Support an Author Without Ever Spending a Dime"
In an general, life affirming way, I offer--"How to Complain Less"--We all need this one.
And another oh, so important one for the care and feeding of writers--"Your Body is as Important as Your Mind"
Next Post: Why the Book Pusher post for June, of course! ;-)