Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Staying Encouraged During Querying

Author Elizabeth S. Craig wrote a helpful post for Author Karen Walker's blog Following the Whispers. In this post, she shared strategies for staying positive while querying. Here's the link
Thanks to Tweeter I found it. Now, thanks to blogger I like to reply to Ms. Craig.
Thank you for this helpful advice.
How do I cope?
As well as employing many of the strategies you have listed I...
-remember past successes and marvel at how far I've come in such a short time.
-remember that not everyone (reader, agent or publisher) is going to love everything I write, but they are my words. They have power. I try to seek validation from within.
-remember that writing and submitting takes courage. Each obstacle I encounter makes me stronger.

2 comments:

holessence said...

As a non-fiction writer, I find that writing a book is a cake walk compared to the book proposal and querying piece -- but it's a vital part of the process.

Onward!

The Sweater Curse said...

And, as in all things, the more we write these the better we will get. Onward indeed. : )