In the past, I have used it to keep going after events such as a rejection letter or bad review. Today, I want to take it for a slightly different twist. As an agent, we want to always have projects on the table for the editors to look at. No, this does not mean we send out every project of yours at a single time and then try to find a way to juggle things. What we mean is to always have projects heading out the door in case something ends up not working with editors.
Professional writers simply cannot write a single story, see how that does and then write a next one. We have to always have new projects lined up and ready to go. At some level, you need to have something in at different levels of the writing process;
- A story outlined
- A story in the initial draft phase
- A story in the critique phase
- A story in the submission phase
- ...and hopefully a story in the marketing phase