The other day, I wrote out of desperation and fear. No one likes to be rejected (just experienced #6), but I have to remember it is part of the process. Hubby likened it to The Voice and the coaches informing a contestant that he/she isn’t what they are looking for in their team. It doesn’t mean you stink; it means you’re not what they are looking for. I need to find the person who is looking for my material. So, thanks, Hubby. I needed that.
But, I also have a LONG overdue shout out to a fantastic friend — Rosie. Of all the friends to whom I sent my manuscript, I feared her feedback the most. That’s not a shot at her. It’s the complete opposite. She, I knew, would look at it with a critic’s eye and tell me the absolute truth. And she did. She took my manuscript, read it, and sent me back gobs of edits in the form of a PDF file. But she also sent some great encouragement. When Rosie said I have a manuscript that deserves to be published, I almost turned back flips!! So I have been using my extra time (which is nearly nonexistent) to make the corrections she’s suggested. I believe my writing will be stronger for her investment into me.
I cannot begin to express my gratitude. Love you, friend!