You Probably Won’t Get Published On the First Try

Some awesome advise that all writers should read!

Meg Dowell Writes

It’s what we all want.

To write something, to show it to someone, and to have it get accepted — published, even — right away.

We can handle a little waiting. But all we want is for someone to say “yes” without too much pain.

Without too much … effort.

You already know what I’m going to say.

You have, I’ll just say a 10% chance, of this happening to you. And that feels like a generous estimate, if I’m being honest.

Okay, fine. You already knew this. You already knew that 90% (ish) of writers who try submitting something for the very first time don’t do it quite right. Or their work doesn’t land into the exact hands it needed to. Or their timing ended up being wrong, somehow.

So why am I telling you all this anyway?

Because you need to hear something other than the hollow “just…

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