Sunday, June 29, 2014
Nine Years to the Day
The entries are due tomorrow. So yesterday I went looking for my last query letter, thinking I could just have them review that and still learn from their analysis. I found the query letter in my email history, faster than looking through an old laptop for it.
So I knew it had been a while since I gave up on book #1, stopped writing fiction, and stopped trying to sell that first child/novel. A while. Like at least five years, maybe six. Well, it turns out the last time I sent this query letter was June 28, 2005. That is exactly nine years ago. Nine years passed without my writing a new work. Nine years without searching for an agent or attending a writers conference. It is scary, what a little discouragement can do. It rings true to the quote I often hear that successful writers are just those who don't give up.