Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Don't Be a Mad Turkey Cat!


Turkey Cat is angry. He's rather irritated that his guests are not sharing in the holiday joy as he so obviously is. Don't be a Mad Turkey Cat! 

I know it's hard to not stress about the holidays. Whether you're traveling across the country, going to your not-so-favorite in-laws house, or cooking for twenty plus guests, it's easy to get stressed during the holidays rather than be thankful for what you have. 

If you've been trying to get published for a while, it's easy to get down on yourself this time of year. I know I sure did and I regret it so much. One thing to remember, if it was easy to get published, everyone would do it. It's not easy. NOT. AT. ALL. So, if you're doing it, that means you love it. That's the first battle won right there. Also, not every book is a winner. It doesn't mean all your books are losers, it just means not every book you write is going to strike a chord with an agent or editor. You could write just one book and it will land a deal. You could write ten books and not one garners even a request for more material. Don't give up. You heard me! DON'T. GIVE. UP. And you know why you should never give up, because that would be too easy. Rejection hurts. It hurts our egos. It hurts our dreams. It hurts our hearts...but let that hurt strengthen your resolve.

In a sweet potato filled nutshell, this is a time to be thankful that you have the guts to try. You've actually put your soul into something and then put it out there for the world to see--to critique--even to reject...but you're still here and you're still kicking, so keep writing. Giving up is not an option. If you do I will send Mad Turkey Cat to your home and mind you, he is not declawed!

'Nuff said. 

Have an awesome Thanksgiving! Let your crazy family inspire you or at least entertain you! :)

Hilary

6 comments:

  1. Is that cat plugged into an electrical outlet?

    Happy Thanksgiving!

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    1. I know, right? He's so mean looking it actually makes him adorable, though I won't be hugging him any time soon! ;)

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  2. Thanks for the wise advice, Hilary. It IS easy to be depressed this time of year. Especially when you've just received a couple of rejections! Have a great Thanksgiving.

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    1. Don't let it get you down! This time a few years back, I had racked up about 150!

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  3. Hi, Hilary! Please don't send Mad Turkey Cat my way. I promise not to give up. : )

    Happy Thanksgiving!

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    1. All right, but he'll be watching!!!

      Happy Turkey Day!!!

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