When you are a creative person it can be difficult if you wish to sell your work. It is a tough and draining process that can at times be entirely discouraging. One must not only toil over the emotional strain that exists because one has created a work of art that needs to be perfected. Once the initial toiling is over, you must then plunder on as you prepare to display your art. As you may suspect, just creating a piece isn’t enough for it to be sold. Once it is created, it must then be packaged. Then comes the actually disappointing part, the part where you are repeatedly rejected. Now that can be tough, extremely discouraging for the feeble hearted. Which is why you need something to keep you plowing forward.
When you create something it is a long process like I mentioned before. At any point in time it can become extremely discouraging. When you are creating and things just aren’t coming out quite right. Making your piece just write can bbe tough. As a writer, I can work on a story for months and months and still feel that there’s more to be done. Yes, there are skills we can learn that may make things easier for us. However those techniques and skills are unique to each individual project.
For myself the idea that keeps me going at each phase is different. When I’m writing a story in the first place, I am motivated by the idea that once it is all finished it’s one more project for me to work on. However, where I’m at now can be even more frustrating. At this point the only thing that keeps me going is the prospect that I might actually have a good story on my hands. A story not only that I believe in because it is interesting and keeps me coming back. Not only that, but also because it seems that others see the potential in my story.
Yep, you guessed it, I’m struggling at my hardest part of the process, the packaging stage. As I struggle to make my query golden. To make my query worth it’s weight to show off what my story can do. Thus when I’m uncertain and think that I should just give up I remember that I actually have a gem on my hands. A bonafide piece that I think could make it in the world of readers. So, when I start to doubt myself and my ability to sell my piece, I remember that I can trudge through it and get it working.