This is perfect! All the GIFS are absolutely hilarious and the points you make are so, so true, it’s uncanny. The Cinderella picture at the end is wonderfully inspiring and really motivates me to actually keep going with my writing/think about a new project- roll on the end of my exams!
Being a writer is hard.
Being a struggling writer is even harder.
There are a lot of expectations. From everyone. No, seriously. It’s exhausting.
My students constantly ask me: “What do you write?”
When I tell them I write young adult fiction, their faces crinkle and say, “Ooookkk…” Kind of like this:
Then they ask, “Are you published?”
And I clasp my hands in prayer and say, “Not yet. But hopefully soon!”
Then there are friends and family who are constantly asking me how the querying process is going.
I tell them, “A few agents are reading my book!” Then I do a little prayer, because knock on wood.
Then they usually say something about self-publishing and I just cannot deal with self-publishing talk, so I mentally tune out and sing “Let It Go” from Disney’s Frozen to myself until I’m assured that they’re done.
So I smile…
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