I’ve always been interested in writing books. My entire life I’ve wanted to write books. In college workshops, however, we mostly wrote short stories. (My senior year, the teacher allowed us to critique chapters of a book if we chose to, but I did not.)
Lately though, I’ve been thinking about working on old short stories/writing new ones and trying to get those published. The more I thought about it, however, the more I realized it would take up time I could be using to work on a manuscript for an agent.
Now I know that time isn’t wasted. All writing is practice no matter what it is. However, a part of me is saying I should stick to working on my manuscripts.
I guess a part of me is yearning for rejection letters.
Maybe it’s because I’m convinced I’m never going to get published and my books are never going anywhere when… I’ve only ever gotten two rejections on a query letter and a rejection on a full. BUT SOMEHOW I’VE CONVINCED MYSELF I SUCK.
Self-doubt. A writer’s best friend.