If you’ve been working on a book for any length of time, you’ve probably heard something like, “Are you STILL working on that book? Good grief! When are you going to finish it?”
Yes, normal people think writers do just that . . . they just sit down and write a book.
But writers know better. Writers know writing a book takes time. There’s daydreaming and sitting and thinking. There’s rewriting and editing and critiquing and . . . and that’s just for the first page!
If you talk to published writers, you’ll discover that it took most of them years, some many years, to see their book on the bookstore shelf.
So while I’m at the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference this week, I want to share visual proof of the pain well-intentioned family and friends can cause when they question our commitment and ability to our writing.
Disclaimer: I’ve never watched a Family Guy episode. Ever. I don’t know the characters or the story line or the premise. But from the reviews by Christian organizations, I can assure you I am NOT endorsing Family Guy.
But you gotta admit, this video is often true. And if it wasn’t so true, it’d be really funny!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9D_cKZ_dhdo
Whether you’re working hard at home or working hard at the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference, I hope someone will come by today and encourage you in your writing journey.
(BTW, it took me 7 years and 63 rejections before I EVER had anything published. It took 10 years for my first book to come out.) π
Never give up!