A Letter to Myself...from Myself
Don't give up. Your book does not suck.
It does! You don't understand! I totally had that character come back from the dead!
It's okay. You can fix it. Don't give up.
But it's taking so loooooooong...*sob*
But you're so close to finishing it. Look - *this* close!
But I caaaaaan't! *starts sobbing*
*pats on back* It's okay! You've only got a little bit more to go. You're on the home stretch!
*looks up* The home stretch?
The home stretch. I promise. You're almost done, and then you get to write a query! What do you think about that?
A query? *pause* *bursts into tears again* I'll never be able to write a good query! I can't even write a book which means I can't write a query 'cause a query's shorter!
You'll ace the query.
What if no one likes my book?
Do you like your book?
Okay then. That's what matters. Did you do your best?
That's all anyone can ask for. Don't give up. Okay, dear? Don't give up.
*deep breath* Don't give up.
Don't give up!! I've read your whole book and I think it rocks!
I know we all have those down moments, but if you're ever really desperate and thinking about giving up, shoot me an email. Seriously. I will talk you out of giving up. Because you've got an awesome book, and I'm waiting to see it on the shelves. :)
Hang in there. I'm feeling at a low point myself. Cliche but true that if there's no pain there's no gain. Savor that pain.
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