The publishing business plays tricks on the mind. One minute you hear that it's okay to break the rules...the next minute another someone says to never break the rules. An author interview might show that one author's road to publication was like a blink of an eye to those of us who have sojourned on this long and winding road for years. We hear the importance of having an agent on the one hand, and on the other hand, someone else of reputable standards says that an agent is not needed.
We write. We submit. We stack rejections. We rewrite. We submit. We stack rejections. And we keep plugging away. Why? Because we're writers. It's what we do. And as long as we keep on keeping on, one day....just one day, it will happen.
So here's to 2012... another year open to possibilities and purpose. Let us renew our HOPE as we continue down this long and winding road.