I wanted to share something my Daddy told me the other day. This is him:
He always talks about the lottery--you know mega-millions, powerball, etc. My Dad's philosophy is "you can't win if you don't play!"
So he plays.
I made a comment that the lottery is like trying to snag an agent--a lot of it just seems like chance. That's why we get so easily discouraged.
My dad responded by saying, "Yeah, but you got one."
He's right. At least I have a chance. I have a chance cause I didn't give up, because I didn't let all the negativity let me down, because I am querying. I know people think I'm crazy for believing I'll be a famous author. Perhaps those people think I'm naive. But it's boring to want to be average. I'm also well aware of how hard it is...and so are many of you.
So when we talk about querying in terms of our chances, I think we all come out as winners.