It’s funny how one thing leads to another…
When it comes to writing or any creative endeavour that you are serious about i.e. not a hobbyist, but that you actually want to make a paying career from (again not fame & fortune, if you crave that you’re in the wrong game – go join a Big Brother house or Britain’s Got (f**k all) Talent), we are so often faced with failure.
So often I feel like the Balrog on the bridge in Khazad-dûm, trying to gain access to a path closed to me, a world full of closing (or slamming) doors.
Just need to add the appropriate sentence ending:
“YOU SHALL NOT PASS – this slush pile.”
“YOU SHALL NOT PASS – this competition’s shortlist (or even longlist).”
“YOU SHALL NOT PASS – this agent’s/publisher’s criteria.”
even “YOU SHALL NOT PASS – this selective writing group.” etc., etc.
Trying to make a living out of any creative field…
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