The Doubt Police are knocking

John Banas was giving me a hard time because he thinks I've given up the pursuit to get published (or at least get an agent). I haven't, but it's really hard to remain hopeful when no one is asking for your work or is ready to pounce on you with a rejection.

I found some advice for when the Doubt Police are at the door:

"'But I'll never be published!' you insist. Louis L'Amour probably thought that, too, when he received his first 349 rejections. According to Chicken Soup for the Writer's Soul, he made a sale on his 350th submission. Margaret Mitchell's Gone with the Wind was rejected over 25 times, Dr. Seuss' first book was rejected 27 times, and Robert Pirsig's Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance was rejected 121 times."

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