Bad Times

Being a writer can be a disheartening process. I don’t mean the actual writing process.

The publishing industry moves very slowly. They have a tendency, apart from the few, to not see possibilities and just want to go with what has worked before. They don’t pay authors that well. They are reluctant to take a risk. And there are far, far more ‘no’s than ‘yes’s

So how to keep heart? Honestly, I wish I knew. I’m going through a difficult time myself right now and the temptation just to curl up on the sofa, eat chocolate and give up trying to be a writer is huge.

But I still have the stories in my head, and they demand to be told. I can’t get away from them. Giving up is not an option, not because I won’t allow it, but because I CAN’T allow it. It’s not physically possible.

So my plan right now is – take refuge in the stories. They will always be there. And keep going, on and on and on. You may not succeed. But then again, you might not fail either.

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The Women Of Baker Street

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