📚 Writers, cling to this!!! 📚
Throughout this process, I've felt overwhelmed and discouraged at times. THE DISEASED ONES got rejected a LOT in the early days, but I never gave up! I had a gut feeling about this book, and that pushed me to work harder EVERY DAY toward my publishing goals.
I learned to write better, edit stronger, and be positive no matter what was thrown my way. #Success
is refusing to quit - plain and simple. No matter the odds. No matter how people try to tear you down. No matter WHAT! It's getting back up when you've been knocked down and pursuing your dreams with a passion NO ONE can quench! .
One time, I had a shady "agency" (that wouldn't even give me any info about themselves) tell me that my writing was so bad they didn't even know if English was my first language. 🤔 (Side note: do your research before you submit your work to anyone!!! Educate yourself!!!) Turns out everyone in the established #writingcommunity
I asked about this "agency" said there were a bunch of red flags.
Another time, I got a full manuscript request that seemed to be going in the right direction (with an AMAZING agent), and it was a no in the end. (After 4 months of waiting). That was the first time I cried. But that didn't stop me!!!
My contract with @acornpublishing
was honestly God's plan and it came with His timing! (Not mine.) I'm so blessed to work with this amazing team of human beings to produce a book that I'm truly so DAMN PROUD of! And now, nearly 4 years after my first draft, THE DISEASED ONES comes to you in 2.5 weeks!!!! 😱🥳🔥🥰
All this to say, don't give up, my lovelies! You'll get there one day. ❤