I have known for a few years in order to make it in the business of publishing the initial step one must undergo is resiliency also referred to as gaining a 'tough skin.' Things change, which may occur at various stages of the writers journey. I reassure myself often by stating its okay
I have always been the type of person that let things affect me by over thinking why things happen and blame myself, few years ago I decided I had to work on this, I achieved this by simply telling myself to focus on the things I can change which include:
- Reading often variety of books that teaches various skills of writing a great book, a few years ago I purchased Writing the Breakout Novel workbook by Donald Maas this is a fantastic guide for me as I revise my novel(s) in addition, I have a few more books specifically for writing YA books, since I write as well for teens.
- Not rushing things, publishing is slow, therefore it would be a shame to send a manuscript that has so many flaws although publishing world seems huge its actually quite small and garnering feedback for a manuscript with flaws is not the way I want to go.
- Reading an array of books
- Remembering why I chose to write
- Identifying numerous resources and seeking the help of writers/authors within the community
- In addition, learning the business also include asking questions, such as identify the credentials of an editor.
Happy resiliency to you.