When you become a writer, it seems like the whole world is full of doors. In our heads, we think they are all open, with endless possibilities. And then, one by one, the doors either slam in our faces or they never open in the first place. “Not what we’re looking for.” “We only accept agented manuscripts.” “Thanks but no thanks.” *SLAM* Thing is, if you’re serious about being a writer, you push through the rejections and closed doors. Like the Universe says…
Sometimes when a door is slammed shut, Silver, the very best thing you can do is to knock on it again, and again, and again.
But I’d recommend you try all the other doors, too.
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I mean, why not, Silver, since there are thousands and thousands and thousands and more?
This holds true in all sorts of ways. Writers, whether you open the door to a new project, a door inside that door to start a new chapter, or you seek traditional publication or self-publish, there are many doors to wander through. Like presents its own doors–in careers, relationships, little decisions we make throughout the day. The nice thing is, eventually, if you try enough doors, one or more of them opens.
What door are you going to open today?