I Promise I'm Not Crazy

I remember the last submission to a publisher I made for Legacy: G.L.O.W. To submit means you are sending in a sales pitch to try and get your booked accepted and published. The company was called Simon 451 which was kind of ironic because they were my 451st rejection. Well, not exactly, but up there. It was at that point, nine years into submissions, that I decided to take the leap and self-publish. They say only a crazy person does the same thing over and over expecting different results. To a certain extent, I agree. Unfortunately, I think this saying has caused many to give up on their dreams perhaps a little bit too soon. When you have a true passion for something, you should go after it with everything you have. As cliché as this may sound, failures only serve to bring you closer to success, whether it's the success of accomplishing your dreams or success in learning you should try a different approach.

Rejection hurts. Trust me, between submissions and being in sales, I totally get it. However, rejection should mean adjustments, not dead ends. You ever take a long road trip and you see that sign on the highway that says "Insert City Here 576 Miles"? Those signs suck, but at least you know you're moving in the right direction. It's just going to take a little bit longer than you hoped. When you get there, you forget all about the pain of the drive. Until the next drive that is... 

My hope for us (to everyone reading) is that, when we finally arrive at our destination, it's everything we hoped for and more. Here's to the future.