The Odds

In the publishing word, for a beginning writer, trying to pitch that debut novel, the odds are against you. Odds are, you’ll get rejected. Odds are, you’ll not find an agent. Odds are, you won’t get published. Odds are, you’ll not be a bestselling author. Odds are, you won’t sell movie rights.

In the words of Richard Castle, “Think of the odds as a challenge.”

I realize that Richard Castle is a fictional author. His success is fictional. But, he’s right about the odds. The odds will depress you. They’ll make you think twice about this “writing” thing. But, if you don’t try, you’ll never know.

You probably won’t get published. But you might. You could. So you should try.

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