When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you,
Never give up then,
For that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.
(Harriet Beecher Stowe)
Rejections. I've gotten my share from agents and editors. Probably more than my share. WAY MORE. And some days I want to say screw this and give it all up. All of this work. This striving. This slogging.
I allow myself to wallow in those moments, feel sorry for myself, have heavy thoughts.
But after each time, I imagine the actual process of just letting it go. Letting my dream float up to the clouds--suspended there, waiting--until I'm ready to reach for it, pull it tight, tuck and fold it into myself again. Back where it belongs.
And somehow that image ignites a spark of hope in the very center of my soul.
This post was part of ELANA JOHNSON'S Never Surrender Blogfest, happening all of this week, in celebration of her second book: SURRENDER.
I'm reading her book right now and loving it. Two Words: Raine & Gunner. *sigh*