Authors need persistence and resilience like books need spines.
There’s often as much rejection as celebration in the life of an author – whether that’s of manuscripts, book proposals or idea pitches. Yet, just as the route to publication can be paved with rejection and desperation, so too are opportunities to celebrate abound – whether you write your own book or have your book ghostwritten.
Say you venture down the traditional publishing route. If successful, there’s the day an agent agrees to represent you, or the moment you leap from your chair and almost spill coffee over your laptop as an email from a commissioning editor arrives in your inbox, agreeing to publish the book you’ve pitched. There’s the day a publishing offer is officially made and you sit, contract in hand, with the name of your book staring back at you in big bold font. Read more “The Resilience of Writing”