Throw them back. HARD.
Can I be honest? I mean, really drop-my-guard-and-tell-it-like-it-is honest?
2015 ended on a sour note, and 2016 hasn’t been very bright so far. I don’t want to get into specifics. I’m discouraged. And when you’re discouraged, you might say something you’ll later regret.
That being said…
This writing and publishing business/game? It’s hard. I mean, really, really hard. You get to hear no a LOT, seldom (if ever) with any reason as to why. Sometimes a yes turns into a no. Sometimes the words seem to run dry. Other times, there is only silence.
The good news? I’m stronger than I thought I was. And with each plot twist in this journey, I find I can bear even more than the previous twist of the knife.
That doesn’t mean I don’t lie awake some nights, wondering what the heck I’m doing with my life. It doesn’t mean I don’t cry over spilled ink. No. The point is this: even though we groan under our loads, we shove back. We may quit for a moment, but when that moment is over, we’re back on the bike.
You can do this, friend. I can do this. One blasted difficult step at a time.
Keep your pen on the page,