As I've researched how to write a novel, I've come across numerous stories of writers who had to overcome terrible personal hardships to get their book published. Often times those hardships had absolutely nothing to do with publishing a book. I chalked it up to authors just being more in-tune with their emotional state and perhaps prone to over-dramatize things. Well, I'm here to tell you, all those stories are true.
Two weeks ago, I wrote that I had a bad day. The full ramifications of that bad day are now known. They aren't catastrophic or end-of-the-line type things. Just very difficult for me personally. The personal, monetary, and opportunity costs are going to be difficult to bear. But I will bear them.
My book is coming out. I'm going to get there. I'm thankful for all of you who have reached out and lent emotional support. I need that. Good luck out there, and remember to believe those stories authors tell you. I didn't, and I wish I had.
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