|Cover design by Amanda Oakes|
So why do I continue to write in spite of the lack of publishing success? Because I love it, and because I have tales to tell that no one else can. Of course, it would be completely awesome if I had publishers fighting over my work, piles of fan mail to answer each day, and Hollywood moguls tempting me with movie rights, but that's not my life.....yet.
I continue to write, taking action for the day when all of that is my reality. And I wait, in joyous anticipation, for that day to arrive. I can't make someone publish my novels and stories....or read them....or turn them into movies. But I can prepare for that day, with stories that are lovingly crafted, business cards that claim writing as my profession, and visualizations of book signings and contract negotiations. I trust the perfect timing of the Universe. I've seen it over and over again in my life....in hindsight, for the most part, but certainly enough to know that there is a Divine Order to the happenings and "serendipities" of my world.
In the meantime, I write. I'm currently taking two writing classes, one with SARK and one with Jess Morrow. I guest post occasionally (thanks again, Lynne! Y'all need to check out All Fooked Up!). I did an interview for another blogger; Jules at Random Musings of a Type-A Workaholic, is (I believe) posting it today (wooohooo! Thanks, J!). I hand out business cards to anyone who will take them. I do my part.....the part of the process that is mine, the part only I can do. The rest is up to the Universe and its perfect timing.
Have you tried to get publshed or into an art gallery or start a new business? What did you do in the meantime (prior to ginormous success, of coure)?
Have you been there?