Saturday, May 21, 2011

Coming Through

Some of you may have remembered how I went through the process of trying to get my third book published. Well, here we are, a year later, and no book contract in sight. I must confess that in the last year, I'd experienced some (alot) of depression over this. But, today, May 21st, I think I'm coming out of it.

Yes, some predicted the End of the World today. Well, part of my world had ended--that part of hoping, yearning, praying that someone will want to put my next book into print. I even started entering my collection of short stories into contests, hoping that it'll win a publication. Not too long ago, I got a rejection letter from one contest stating that I'm not the winning manuscript. Oh!

It's a tough time out there, and I'm not the only author getting rejected. However, it stings. It really does. Or rather, it really did!

I'm feeling back to my old self again. Welcome back, Noel. I missed you.


Sundry said...

Good for you!

I've been struggling a lot with a sense of hopelessness lately. I feel like I missed the boat regarding the kind of publishing I hoped to be a part of. Haven't been writing much of anything but my stumbling blog and Facebook posts.

I would really like to find my writing faith again. It's been a dark year for my writing, but I took a cue from you and geared up on other artistic pursuits.

Thanks for talking about it, Noel.

thelastnoel said...

You know,other writers have whispered to me about the very same sadness. I mean, we're melancholy as a profession, so this environment is doing something to us. Thank YOU for talking about it.

Cheryl said...

You're definitely not the only one getting rejected, nor the only one who's profoundly bummed. But not only are you a great writer, you're the kind of writer who actively works to create a good environment for other writers. That karma and skill will pay off eventually.

Babel said...

You can do it Kuya Noel! Just keep writing.

thelastnoel said...

Thanks, Cheryl and Babel. I mean it was tough getting published during good economic times. Now, it sucks!