Wednesday, April 27, 2011

10-year Rule

There seems to be a ten year rule for writers. Not applied to all, but most of us. It's like you have to write for 10 years or more before you get published. Luckily, I'm going on 9, so maybe my publishing time is coming?

Eh. I just have to think about little things like that to give me hope, lol. Cause the closer I get to graduation, and the more rejection letters that pile up the more scared I get.

I realize that another common occurrence is all the writers who have over 100 rejections. I'm pretty sure I'm almost to that mark. What I also want to know, is where in the world did all those agents come from?! I feel like I'm running out of people!

All my daydreaming up to this point seems ridiculous too. Don't get me wrong, I love to daydream, and I love all the naive ideas I have about my books...but reality is a bummer. :/


  1. Good luck Ashley! I was just reading an article this morning about determination being more important than talent when it comes to writing. Sure, you need both, but if you don't keep pushing to get published it will never happen. You can do it!
    In hindsight, you remind me of the long road I will have when I begin querying. Patience really is important I suppose:)

  2. Thank you!

    One time I really wanted to give up, but the next minute I saw a special on tv about people who were just about to give up, and then they reached their goal. Ever since then, I haven't been able to give up on anything, lol.

    And some people are super luck when they query! I started this when I was in High School, and it's hard after you hit college and your writing goes through changes, and you realize you actually need to rewrite things. lol.

    Good luck!!! If you need any help ever, I will help as much as I can! :)

  3. Well I'm going on my eleventh year so I feel like I'm behind, haha. Oh well, at least I'm coming up with backup plans now.