There is an inspiring post today on the Rants and Ramblings blog of agent Rachelle Gardner.
We all have dreams of publication. We dream of sharing our words with others, whether they're words of story to entertain and inspire people, or perhaps words of non-fiction in which we hope to share some truth that might help others live better lives.
Our dreams are constantly being threatened by the perceived reality of the difficult publishing industry. We are bombarded with rejection letters and with messages of how "impossible" this road is.
I've been known to pass along some of these "reality checks" right here on this blog.
But here's the thing. If you have a deep, burning passion to share your written words with the world, then you - and only you - have to believe with everything in you that it will happen.
The sky is always falling in the publishing industry. It seems some people are afraid for the future of the written word. But I say, there's nothing to be afraid of.
Read why here.