Dear writer, you can't fake it until you make it: you have to do the work!
If you’ve ever hung out with me in person or on my blog, you know I’m striving toward another publishing contract. I’ve submitted some proposals in the past couple of years and have gotten rejected. Again and again and again. Still, I’m not going to quit.
Here's the thing, if you believe God has put a dream or a goal or a mission in your life, you have to keep trying. That's what I'm doing. Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters. Colossians 3:23
There's also a common-sense way to move forward. Do the work! I believe that you have to get up every day and keep working at your goal.
In publishing, you can’t fake it until you make it. You have to face the hard work and keep going. You have to dream and write. You have to find critique partners who will help you on your journey. You have to find a literary agent who will be your champion. You have to be okay when your work is rejected—when you feel as if you’ve failed. You have to get back up, open a document, and write some more.
You have to keep showing up. You have to face this challenge. You have to be so committed that faking or quitting it isn’t an option.
You have to face it until you make it.
So, friends. Write on!