Last week I mentioned my new series, Writer Wednesdays (name inspired by a Twitter hash tag) was starting in April. Here's a brief description of what it is and why I'm doing it.
As a writer, I know how hard it is to make a living in today's writing market. Not to mention that we enter this market with our hearts on our sleeves, well, embedded into our manuscripts anyway. It is a personal rejection every time, no matter how many times you're told otherwise.
Rejections are something all writers have to learn to deal with. It's part of the business. I can say from experience that it does get easier, but it never completely loses that sting. And, to be honest, it shouldn't. How do we write with passion day after day and then not care when it is rejected?
Learning the craft of writing is a process, and so is learning the business of writing. There's a lot of trial and error and a lot of rejection. It can be overwhelming, especially to new writers, but I've talked to some seasoned authors who still find it difficult to switch gears from writer to book marketer. So I wanted to take a day a week to put that aside and focus on something positive.
That's why I wanted to start this series. Not to complain about the state of publishing, not to cry about rejections, but to remember the good parts of writing. Why we started; what made us want to write in the first place, and what keeps us writing despite all of the other stuff.
I want to celebrate the writer. Whether we're aspiring, newly published, or seasoned, we all have our own writing story. I hope that this series inspires us all to keep writing with passion and keep heading toward our writing dreams.
So, please stop by next Wednesday for the first guest post and cheer on a fellow writer, and if you would like to share your own writing story let me know.
Kristin : )