Today is the first day of the A- Z challenge. Want to know what this challenge is all about it, here is the link . My theme this year is Path to Publication! I am looking froward to meeting all my fellow A-Z challengers along the road.
My path to publication was not short. It was long, and windy, and filled with, what at times seemed like, insurmountable hurdles. Patience, a thick skin, perseverance are all things we talk as aspiring writers, all things that are easier philosophized about than actually done. Without an anchor, without someone to remind me to dig deeper and write harder, I would've given up with the first rejection.
Here are my anchors:
Becky Wallace and Mary Waibel Two of the best CP's the writing community has ever seen and the only two people in the world that have read everything, and I mean everything, I have ever written! They help me plot, understand the darkness and self-doubt that creeps into my writer's mind, and aren't afraid to tell me a scene sucks. Without them, I would not be half the writer I am today.
So who are our anchors in this crazy path to publication? Who keeps you grounded and on track when you want to toss that manuscript out the window and give up?