Thursday, September 6, 2007
Sending out your manuscripts to publishers and magazines is a lot like being an actor and sending out your headshots and resumes to prospective theatres, film companies and the like. When I first started acting professionally 10 years ago it seemed like a never-ending process and that hasn't dissipated much since. One thing is for certain, I take great comfort in how many rejections writers I adore such as Jane Yolen, Rebecca Kai Dotlich and Allan Wolf (just to name a few) have faced. If there's anything I've learned in my years as an actor it's that it's not the end result that matters as much as the journey and all the lessons you learn on that journey that matter. Last Friday I sent out 6 manuscripts as well 13 headshots and resumes to different places in the country. I have a feeling the twain shall meet like that for many, many years to come in my life...and that's all right by me.