Writing takes the kind of persistence and perseverance that is measured in years and decades. Often we watch others succeed, sign contracts, work with enthusiastic editors, show off pretty book covers, schedule book signings, etc. while we labor to fix yet another rejected manuscript.
Last week a longtime writing friend sold her first picture book after years and years of writing, attending conferences, making connections, and all that waiting and rejection. YAY!!!
I also found out that Valynne Maetani Nagamatsu, a longtime conference friend, is a finalist for Tu Book's New Visions Award. Please check out her blog post here.
If you're in that dark writing place where the dream seems so far away, please stick with it. You'll have your glorious moment!