ONE THING I'VE learned through the years is that when I'm tired, I'm more likely to be discouraged. Can anyone relate?
Today is a stellar day for both. The tired part is my own fault. Last night I stayed up too late working on a project. When the alarm rang this morning, I ignored it for as long as possible which was about five whole minutes. Hearing myself snore brought reality back to front and center.
It's mid-afternoon now and I'm at work, sitting at my desk, wondering why this company doesn't have a sofa. I need a nap. Or at least a couple of toothpicks to keep my eyelids open.
Those of you who are regular readers (bless you, sweet souls!) know I've been attempting to cross the threshold from writer to author for some time now. At this point I'm pretty sure I could take the Guinness for Longest-Wannabe. Last month I thought I had found a publisher. I spoke with her on the phone. She said she believed in my work. I wanted to fall down and worship her. It all looked very promising and I was cautiously optimistic.
Then over the course of the following three weeks, the duration between emails grew to an uncomfortable level. The final email, although cordial was not the news I was hoping for.
I'm back to querying. I'm back to revising. I'm back to serious self-pep-talk. I'll be going to bed early tonight.
How about you? Do you have a favorite discouragement-buster you'd like to share?