So, I got out of the daily posting groove for awhile and I really did miss it! I actually wasn't writing very much at all during that time. I was working on another creative endeavor, which was fine, but there is something about being able to look back at the end of the day and see the pages you've written or visualize the progress you've made in the timeline of a story that is extremely rewarding. I realized that no matter what I'm doing, I need to write every single day. Other things in my life suffer when I don't. It just helps me get into a better head space overall...so that's what I'm doing :)
A quick update on where things are at. I think that rejection from that agent bummed me out a little more than I was willing to admit...even to myself. That is another reason why I didn't write for a little while. It's not that I am giving up, I just got really disillusioned with the whole process...write a book and it sits on your computer getting rejection after rejection after rejection. So, I figured, what's the point in writing more?
The more I think about it, though, it would be so easy to just say "I would be really successful if I was already successful...." and that isn't the right way to go about this. Of course I would write a lot if I was a successful writer and people were paying me millions of dollars to write....but people don't just get careers like that handed to them (well, maybe some do, but they are few and far between). I hope to get to that point some day, and I don't even need to be making millions of dollars, but I would like to be a successful writer and be paid for my creativity...and I know what that means...I have to work for it. Nobody is going to hand this career to me, so I'm going to pound some pavement...I guess the metaphorical translation of that would be pounding the keyboard...or not :) Whatever, I'm going to go write!