Saturday, October 30, 2010

I am a genius.

Or at least I feel like one today.

Which is the best time to start a new blog in my opinion. As an amateur writer every day starts and ends with a different mood, and often includes many other moods in between.

Rejection letters bring about some of my darker moods. They take me back to when that first special someone said that they didn't want to go to the dance with me. We're all smart enough to know that rejection letters aren't meant to be personal. They are part of the business and it wouldn't even make sense if every agent told every author yes, especially when their project isn't ready for publication. We've all read back over our old work and wondered how we ever thought that it was perfect. And rejection makes us stronger, or so I say to myself each time that a new one filters into my inbox.

Still there is an undeniable amount of pain involved in the process of writing and seeking a successful career in such a tough field. Self doubt and constant revisions can make you feel like you're spinning in circles, or worse, wasting your time.

That's why on the days that something clicks in just the right way, your successes must be celebrated. The moment that you can say “I am a genius!” must be cherished, even if you later delete that same wonderful passage. After all tomorrow is another day, and it might not be as great.