There’s a small piece on me in the March edition of Writing Magazine.
This was written in October last year. There’s been another two novel requests for The Principle of Evil from agents since then, and a full request from a publisher, but what else has been going on?
I’ve been quiet on here of late and taken a bit of a break from social media. I’ve written the odd tweet but I’ve hardly been on WordPress, and there are many reasons for that.
Since the New Year I’ve been struggling to get back into writing book three. It’s not that I don’t know what to write and, so far, there’s no problem with the plot.
I guess I’ve been feeling pretty despondent and questioning my skills as a writer, and where everything is going.
When I read the piece from Writing Magazine today, I gave myself a slap round the face (metaphorically speaking, anyway) and I reminded myself why I write, and that if I ever want to achieve my goals, I need to keep going and never give up, despite rejections.
Anyone who, like me, has felt despondent about their work at some point, don’t worry. It happens. It’s OK, you’re only human. Just make sure you give yourself a reality check from time to time, get back in the saddle and keep going.
You don’t get anywhere by giving up!