|Photo by G. Hamsher, 2013|
Tough -they never cry (well, almost never)
Sometimes it takes months or years to hear back from a publisher. The waiting is tough. Sometimes you get rejected. Rejection is tough.
Sometimes critiques of your work can leave you reeling. Critiques can be tough.
But, from all of it, you learn. You've gotta be tough. Writing is not for sissies!
What have you had to be tough at?
I've had to be "tough" waiting for a poem I wrote to be published. I signed the contract 1 1/2 years ago and the editor lost it. Then, the editor promised it would come out in Jan. 2013. Then said March. Now April. I'm still hopeful ('cause I'm tough)!