With all the fiction in the political scene, it probably would be more lucrative to put your writing skills into that market.
I’ve finished my mandatory 60,000+ plus words. I’m adding a few more as I begin the editing process. You can’t imagine my excitement as I saw the word count hit that mark. It was liking watching the odometer on your car turning to 100,000 miles. There’s a feeling of accomplishment. There’s a certain amount of pride for reaching the goal. There’s the anticipation of what comes next – fear of rejection and hope that people will love your work as much as you.
That fear of rejection has always been my nemesis. I’ve written countless short stories, plays, poems, screen plays, blog posts and always come to that final pinnacle. the time actually submitting my work. I can’t push myself beyond wanting to get it done. I know that the hardest door to open is my own, but still fear the entire process. Maybe it goes back to my eighth grade teacher’s discouraging words about my writing. As I look back now, it could have deterred me from ever writing again, but it actually acted as an impetus to go on. Even though there were a couple of wasted years because of it. After many tears, self inflicted feelings of inferiority and lack of courage, I continued to write because I felt I had to.
I still wonder about self-publishing. Is this the best way to market your work? I’d like some feedback on that. I self-published my biography a few years ago, but that was mainly for the benefit of my family and its history. There is money involved in self-publishing as well. When you’re a starving artist and married to one to boot, money is tight.
There are many of you out there in Blogsville who know a lot more about this process than I do. I’d appreciate any help I can get. In the meantime, I will continue the editing process and let you know how it’s coming.