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IWSG June 2014: One Day Soon

I don't remember how long it's been since I've been a part of this group. I guess I could go back through my archives and look up the first month I posted. But, it may be depressing to see how long I've been putting on a brave smile and pretending I've got my feelings in subjection.

Let's face it. It's super hard, month after month, to post on IWSG, talking about how I know "one day soon" will come. I've watched countless friends post their book deals and agent news. Some I met AFTER I started my publishing journey.

And here I am. Still behind the starting line, wishing and hoping my dream will come day "one day soon."

I'll admit. I'm not sure sure how long I can keep holding on to one day soon.
It's getting embarrassing.
I'm losing my grip.
I don't think it's going to happen anytime soon.

Please visit a few of the others in our group. I'm sure they can all use some smiles and hugs.


  1. OH, I've found a kindred! I feel what you are saying down into my soul! My IWSG post is similar in nature.
    With that said, our time will come. I don't know when, but it will. **hugs**

  2. It's not a race! It's all in the timing. I know you want it now, but don't lose hope. You'll never be published if you give up, right? Hang in there.

  3. I hear you! The more I write, though, the more I'm learning that it's about savoring all the successes, no matter how "small" they might feel. And our goals and dreams might need to evolve just as we do. I'm struggling with this now, regarding whether to continue to try and write novels or to focus on short fiction.

    Madeline @ The Shellshank Redemption

  4. Sorry about the lack of progress toward your goal, but we've all been there. Visit some other bloggers and you'll see the same kind of post. It's hard. It's never going to be easy. But don't give up.

  5. Most likely it'll happen when you least expect it to - right when you give up hope. Just remember, you write for yourself first - nobody else.

  6. Have to agree with Laura, it is what I try and tell myself often, but I think many of us can understand how you feel. Massive *hugs* to you.

  7. Are you really committed to the idea of traditional publishing? If your goal is just to be published, no matter how it happens, you could always try one of the many indie options available. I got tired of waiting around for an agent and decided to make my own dream come true.

    If you want an agent most of all, I hope you find the right one sooner rather than later, at the right time.

  8. Hang in there, one day at a time. You will get there. If it was easy, everyone would do it. That's what I tell myself. Sometimes there is a reason it takes longer, maybe an even better idea is coming. :-)

  9. I'm with you too. Some days are just hard to see people continuing their publishing journey and I'm sitting, twiddling my thumbs. Hang in there! We'll get there. :)

  10. I'm behind the line with you. Check out Kidbits IWSG post on how it did happen when she least expected it, but as she says, just when it was supposed to.


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