Thursday, 27 January 2011


Treat success and failure as the impostors they are. The rejections are probably not as bad as you think, the acceptances not as good. You are playing a long game; it’s not a sprint. Build up a body of work that can’t be ignored. Aim to be a stronger writer with each project you embark on. Dismiss rejection (even though it may be deserved), and briefly enjoy publication. But then move on and write something else. Remember: writers write.


Annalisa Crawford said...

Here here!!

Vanessa Gebbie said...

Except when they don't.

Sam Pennington said...

Very inspiring, I loved reading this. Tempted to print it out and stick it on the wall by my desk xx

Paul Lamb said...

An excellent, succinct post that is best summed up in the last two words!

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