It’s a fact. An ugly one, but a fact.
Being a published writer necessitates a certain level of “I’m hot, and I know it.”
I hate that.
It’s not natural for me. While I am very confident in my abilities, while I know my creativity can kick butt, while I’m quite aware that my fondling of words can lead to orgasmic results, I despise having to say that out loud to potential publishers.
I despise it.
I loathe it.
Ok, I choke on it until projectile vomiting is involved.
But, you know what? I do it.
Because it’s what is required for the job.
Remember, fresh authors, that being a professional writer is a job. It might be an escape. It might be a good time just waiting to happen. It might be splendid fun. But, it’s also work with bosses, regulations, pay grades and annoying co-workers.
Don’t walk into the career blind. Know what to expect. Know what you’ll have to do to succeed in it. But, above all, know that you can do it… even if a little projectile vomiting is required.