Most of my writerly friends are in the same position I am…carefully learning the trade, improving their skills and working on some WiP, hoping it’s the one that will result in an agent – and ultimately a publishing deal.
A few of my friends are already there…published and working on their next project.
Today’s post has to do with the journey towards publishing…and the question every writer I’ve met has wrestled with at some point along the path:
At what point is enough, enough? At what point should I just stop this pursuit and do something else? And at what point do I admit defeat?
They are reasonable enough questions, I think. And ones I’ve heard answered with things ranging from “I’m quitting after this next batch of queries”, to “I’ll give it XXXX (fill in the blank) years”, to “I can’t imagine ever quitting.”
For me, I tend to fall in each category…ranging from being certain I am done, to knowing I will always write (even if I never get published).
So, I ask you – my wonderful readers – “When is enough, enough?” When “should” a writer decide to stop and move on to some other dream?