Small word. Big possibilities.
If I could get my foot in the door...I could show them that I'm worth taking a chance on.
If I could get my book read by someone other than family and friends...I know people would like it.
If I could find that one person to believe in me...I would type my fingertips to the bone to make my work shine for them.
If I could get my book started on its way to being published...I would feel vindicated.
If I could finally answer the question "What do you do for a living?" with the words I'm an author...I would have a sense of purpose.
If my work saw the light of day...I could finally sit down at my computer like a writer instead of like an unemployed loser.
It's taken me a while to proudly announce that I am a writer. It feels a bit like a cheat because I've nothing published. At all.ReplyDelete
But now on linked.in Ive listed my profession as a writer. And it makes me feel good. 'Cause it doesn't matter if I get paid for it or not, I can't help being a writer.
So chin up, you are what you say you are.
If you keep sending it, someone is bound to like it =) That's what I keep telling myself, anyway.ReplyDelete
Happy I Day!
A great post with some very true sentiments!ReplyDelete
Your post made me want to cry. Ihave said your words many times. Thank you. Ihope you get published soon. Blessings, JoanneReplyDelete
That pesky little word, "IF" It haunts my writing too.ReplyDelete
You already ARE a writer and and author!!!!! WHEN your book is published then you will be a PUBLISHED writer.ReplyDelete
Andrea - Awesome. You are right. I don't need to be paid for something to be able to do it.ReplyDelete
Tara - Thanks. I'm of the same opinion. Just frustrated.
M.J. - Thank you. I know I'm not alone.
Joanne - Sorry, didn't mean to make you sad! The power of positive thinking, right?
Ann - It haunts, that's for sure. Knowing others feel the same way helps.
K. - Thank you. I'm trying to will it into existence.
Thanks everyone for stopping in. See you for the Letter J!
Thanks for this post. I have felt the same way. I keep sending my stories out and hear nothing back. It is very frustrating. But I love your blog. Know that you are a good writer and your followers (me now too! :)) appreciate what you write.ReplyDelete
I love your "I" word, shows creativity. I hope you get published.ReplyDelete
Your post is so honest and so touching. I completely understand your "if" sentiments. I do call myself a writer now, but it has taken me a really long time. And still, I often feel the sentiments you've expressed. I hope you find your way to publication soon.ReplyDelete
Wonderful post! And you are a writer. Your work is getting read by us. nice post for i.ReplyDelete
kmckendry - Thanks and thanks for coming by and following.ReplyDelete
Jerri - Thanks. I hope so too.
Susan - I appreciate that. I hope we all get the break we are looking for. Thanks for visiting.
Rhonda - Thanks. I'm glad someone is listening out there!
Thanks again for the nice words everyone.