Before I begin, if you’re wondering why I’m not posting this on my book blog, I’m still undecided if I want to keep that blog. Therefore, for now, I will be writing entries about my writing here from time to time. Now onto today’s post!
In 2011, I completed my first novel. Excited about its completion, I decided to send my query letter to various literary agents. Over the course of that year, I received multiple replies about my queries from those agents. Would you like to know what happened?
I was rejected, not once, not twice, but over 30+ times. It disheartened me because I felt that I worked so hard on producing a novel with a word count of 91,000. That was when I decided to work on another story and a few more when my overactive mind went into an idea frenzy (which happens often, even to this very day).
Years later, I decided to reread that novel. It actually wasn’t very good at all. Since then, I’ve changed the concept several times, including changing the characters names and roles in the story.
Currently, the villain procrastination attacks me every chance it gets, while its sidekick distraction manages a few hits every now and then.
I always tell myself, “Today is the day I will finally tackle this novel head on!”
Thirty minutes later distraction decides to do a sneak attack and the next thing I know something on TV catches my attention and then I find myself watching it, while procrastination sits on the sidelines watching in victory.
I’ve realized that I need to become more diligent with writing. This is something that is my passion, yet I’m treating it like it isn’t important. Procrastination is not the key! It won’t get me anywhere. In order to be successful, no matter what you are passionate about, you have to be persistent. With that said, I won’t give up!
Have you ever had a writer’s block or allowed distractions or procrastination to sway you? If so, how did you deal with it?