In Others’ Words: Tomorrow
“The long-lived books of tomorrow are concealed somewhere amongst the so-far unpublished [manuscripts] of today.” ~Philip Unwin, author
Tucked within today’s quote is both hope — and the promise of hard work.
Every writer I know has at least one manuscript waiting to be published … one story waiting to be told. Some writing friends have two finished manuscripts. Or four. Or more.
Waiting to be published words.
It’s all a part of the process. We’re writers — we write. We are not in control of whether our manuscripts are published. The Great and Powerful Oz … um, I mean the pub board is the deciding factor.
But we have every chance — every hope — of hearing the longed for yes.
And this is where the hard work comes in. The writing. And rewriting, which is another word for e-d-i-t-i-n-g. And learning our craft so the next manuscript is better than the last.
Hope and hard work — two key facets of a writer’s life.
In Your Words: What gives you hope as a writer? And how do you stay at the hard work of writing? What are you doing this week — today — to improve your craft?0 I like this!