"Everything in the world exists in order to end up as a book." - Stéphane Mallarmé
I’m in a slump…
I’m no longer writing daily.
I missed some monthly writing goals in August.
I got 2 rejections this month – I’m very selective in my agent submissions so these and the other 6 I’ve gotten this year feel very personal!
And I’m having a baby next month – I feel as though the walls are closing in on my writing time (and maybe my sanity)!
So I did the unthinkable.
I heard a knock…and let her in. And now my inner critic refuses to leave.
She’s watching cheesy Hallmark movies, flaunting celebrity children’s books, and hitting the snooze button on my alarm clock.
It’s time to kick the critic to the curb. Here’s my plan of attack:
And I’m keeping in mind Josh Funk’s tweet that Kate DiCamillo’s BECAUSE OF WINN DIXIE was rejected 494 times!!! And his LADY PANCAKE picture book received 35 rejections from agents before he subbed directly to publishers through the slush pile.
What tricks do you employ to get out of a writing rut?
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