N is for Never Give Up

This week I’ve been vacillating back and forth between, “oh, when will my time come?” to, “I’m in it to win it and I’m never gonna give up!”

I can pretty safely say most writers have ridden this roller coaster.

Sure, we’ve all heard the Stephenie Meyer success story–she queried for like 6 months before landing her multi-million dollar deal.

Makes you wonder, what gives???

The reality of it is that the average writer waits 10 years before landing a deal. (Please come at me with a different number if I’m wrong, ‘kay?) A DECADE? How can that be???

Though this can sound discouraging, I want to point out that for those of you who’ve been in it for 1 day to 9 years, 11 months, and 29 days:


You never know when your time will come. But you won’t ever know if you quit.

So, thoughts?