One Writer’s Journey

April 21, 2009

It Isn’t Always About You . . . Or Me . . . Or Janet Reid

Filed under: Uncategorized — suebe @ 3:32 am

notyouI don’t know what it is.  Perhaps it is because we spend so much time in our own heads, working out story ideas, and so much time at the keyboard, working alone, wrapped up in our own worlds and words.

Maybe that’s the reason. 

Whatever the reason is, writers tend to take things very personally.  Whether you’re waiting for a  publisher to get back to you (why is he ignoring me? he must hate it!) or agonizing over a rejection (why don’t they want to work with me?), we tend to assume that we are the reasons behind other people’s actions.  It couldn’t be that they are busy.  Really busy.   Or have no spaces on left on their list.  We take things very, very personally. 

Agent Janet Reid blogged about this recently.  It seems that agents do this too  but with enlightening results.  

Apparently, it isn’t always all about Janet.  Or you. 

Or, me, for that matter.   Hmm.  That reality might take a little while to permeate my thick skull.

–SueBE

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