Getting a manuscript finished does not mean you will get an agent to represent it.
Getting an agent does not mean you will get a sale.
Getting a sale to a publisher does not mean the book will make it all the way to publication.
Making it to publication does not mean it will have decent sale numbers. Or awards. Or good reviews. Or anything.
So when do we get to celebrate?
I’d say- celebrate every one of these milestone. LIFE IS TOO SHORT.
No, this is not an announcement. I celebrate every milestone, and have had almost every one of the above mentioned set-backs. I’m just doing my usual thing here- giving my four-cents worth.
Chin up, brave dreamers. Every bit counts.