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Thursday, July 3, 2008

Food for Thought

As a member of SCBWI (Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators), I receive an occasional newsletter with great quotes. Occasionally, I will share them here. This is today's "Food for Thought."

"You must keep sending work out; you must never let a manuscript do nothing but eat its head off in a drawer. You send that work out again and again, while you're working on another one. If you have talent, you will receive some measure of success - but only if you persist."~ Isaac Asimov (1920 - 1992)

So now, do I have the "courage" to pull out some of my old stories and submit them again, or is it time to let them die as I move forward? It's a question I always struggle with answering even though I have resurrected and sold several old things. What is it, even after success, that makes us fear we still aren't good enough?
Another food for thought.


Cindy Beck said...

Great quote and great advice! Thanks for the pep talk!

Anna Maria Junus said...

Those rejections are hard.

I try not to focus on them and just turn around and send out again.