What I finally realized is that I was afraid of the unknown. All this time, I had basically been shooting myself in the foot. Oh sure, I was going through the motions, and I thought I was serious, but I was afraid. Afraid I would never be good enough, and afraid of what would happen after I was published. Just how much was getting published going to change my life. These were the thoughts running through my head and many more.
I decided I loved to write, so I might as well keep learning and improving my manuscripts for submission. Why not? I was still doing something I loved. Even blogging is writing, and I do that all the time. It's fun.
Okay, I must admit it; it did change my life. Nothing could have prepared me for all the work involved in promoting my books after they were published. Promotions took over my life so much that I burned out on writing altogether. It took awhile to happen, but it wore me out, and it was impossible to write on new stories for awhile. Finally, I gave up promoting and went back to writing, but promotion is essential to sell your books. You have to market your books, or people will never learn about them.
Ask yourself if you really want to get published?
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