Sometimes it is better not to give up but find an alternative to your challenge. Even though the battle may not be worth it, there’s always a way to leave with something. This is a personal experience that always reminds me not to give up.
25th Jul 2013
I was really looking forward to getting published by Marie Claire UK during their Debut Novel Award in conjunction with Harper Collins UK but then I realized that the writing competition was for UK and Ireland. My heart sunk. I wanted to let go, but I realized that making new friendships out of nearly impossible situations-being casual when need be-is worth it. I didn’t know much about novel publications like I do now. I’m still learning. If you are a writer who’d want to go the conventional way and would want your book to be the next Hunger Games, here’s what Lucy told me:
“The best advice I can offer is to find an agent.”
It sounds blunt right? But that’s not the only lesson I got. Making and keeping contacts will help you three years down the line 🙂