After reading this bit of insight from the Universe, I look back over my route to publishing. I remember submitting to a small press to print a dictionary of military terms for family members. I made 10¢ a copy and it was really fun to walk into a gift shop on an Army post and see it for sale. I remember my first submission to Harlequin and my first rejection from them. 😆 In a weird way, the rejection was a compliment: my writing was too sophisticated for their readers. Taking a different tack, with a different book, I went to Gold Eagle (which was a subsidiary of Harlequin, surprisingly enough) with the first book in a series about a team of women, formerly in the military and now working for a Washington “think tank” in testing R&D. They loved it but didn’t think women were into action adventure and figured selling female protagonists to men would be an uphill battle. Then life intervened and my career took a different direction. I won’t got through the whole, long story but it involves the Smart Bitches blog, the Brenda Novak Auction for Juvenile Diabetes, and a visit with Patience Smith of Harlequin Intrigue. Those events put me back on the trail to seeking publication and now, ten years later, here I am. So…
Sometimes, Silver, when you look back at the trail you’ve tread, it’s actually hard to believe you were as scared or confused or uncertain as you were, yet still you rocked it.
I say, remember that next time you feel scared, confused, or uncertain.
You’re on fire,
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Works the same for running out of chocolate, Silver.
I was certainly all of those things. Not sure I rocked it, but that’s my own little demon sitting on my shoulder whispering. As for running out of chocolate? Iffy would never speak to me again. 😆 What about the rest of you? What’s on your back trail that you look back and realize you’ve overcome? Yeah, yeah. That’s a “d’uh” question for some of you but all the guides on social media say I need to ask a question to get people to respond with a comment to my post.