By Shirin Shamsi
Writing is a journey with many twists and turns. We can all agree on the fact that every writer has their own unique path to publication. One of the most frustrating “stops” in the journey is the one of waiting.
When you know you have a manuscript which you have polished to a shine; when you feel satisfied you have given it your all, after many rounds of critiques, much editing, multiple revisions. You hold your breath when it goes out on submission- and wait.
It can feel like an eternity.
You begin second guessing your abilities as a writer.
Maybe I’m not good enough? (It happens to the best of us!!)
It’s all part and parcel of this path we have chosen as writers.
Patience is what we need.
Helpings of it, and then some.
The best advice I can give is, once you send your said baby out into the world, then move on to your next project. Throw yourself into it, so that one day, weeks or months from now, when you hear back - an offer for acquisition, perhaps a contract - then it will be a wonderful well deserved surprise you can celebrate.
Until then, keep creating.
Onward and upward.
5/6/2023 12:59:06 pm
Wonderful advice for everyone!
5/8/2023 01:23:07 am
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We are so excited to be mixing things up at CBA, beginning with some delicious additions to the Blogfish. Meet our awesome bloggers!!
Here's our lineup:
1st Mondays begin with awesome multi-published former student Shirin Shamsi who will be focusing on Muslim and cultural kidlit.
2nd Mondays will feature super smart Melissa Stoller whose career is taking off with several new books.
3rd Mondays will feature Bryan Patrick Avery, published writer, man of mystery, and professional magician among other things.
4th Mondays will feature STEM, STEAM & SEL obsessed author Kourtney LaFavre sharing delightfully dorky, quirky, and fun info.
And 5th Mondays we'll be taking a break