Tuesday, May 6, 2008

They Believe in Me!!!

I didn't know for certain whether I would qualify for the Romance Writers of America's PRO program, but friends encouraged me to try. Since I had been asked for a synopsis and five chapters, apparently it counted, because this came in the mail this week! I'm so excited! This is one of the nicest things that has happened to me as a writer lately!

Sometimes it can be hard to persevere in the face of rejections, power outages, computer programs that eat our words and misfile our files, people who don't understand us, time constraints, distractions, other things that "have to be done right this minute!", etc., ad infinitum, ad nauseum... It's all too easy to get discouraged, to forget why we do this in the first place. When that happens, we have to remind ourselves: we are WRITERS. Writers write. No matter how hard it gets, somehow, there will always be a story out there waiting for us to tell it.

When you feel as though you've written the last paragraph you can possibly ever write, stop and rest a while. Then start again. You are Writer. Write.

I know I will. Thank you, RWA, for your confidence in me!


CherylStJohn said...

VERY COOL. Keep up the good work!

Janet Tronstad said...

Congratulations, Hope. You deserve PRO status.

Hope Chastain said...

Thank you both so much! :-) I'm working even as we speak!

Terra Hangen said...

Hi Hope,
What a great vote of confidence you received.
Writing for most of us has so many rejections that we cherish each success dearly.
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