i did a guest post on LIVE LOVE READ today and hope that it inspires you. xoxoxo
Failure is a Plot Twist in Our Success Story
by Kerri Maniscalco
Whenever I see the word “failure” I automatically jerk back and squint at the screen. “What is this ‘Failure’ thing you speak of?” Is it measured by a certain amount of rejection letters? If so, goodness, have I failed before. As an eternal optimist—who’s faced a bunch of “failure” before getting that elusive publishing contract—I can honestly say that I choose to see failure as an important stepping stone in your career.
After all, what is failure other than an unexpected plot twist? As writers we understand that it’s the challenges our characters overcome that make for a fantastic story. The same is true for us.
Before I signed with my agent I’d queried her with a YA futuristic thriller. I was over the moon excited when she requested the full manuscript, but didn’t stop working on my…
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