Why not me?

I’m always frank with people who ask me about my desire to write.  The process has never been easy for me, and I see no point in glossing over my struggles.  Usually about the time I mention all the rejections I’ve experienced people ask, “Why?  Why keep going when the path ahead seems so impossible?”

The answer is simple. I can’t get off this train until I’ve seen it to the end—no matter where it goes. I would hate to spend the rest of my life ‘wondering if I could have’.  I know the odds are against me.  In any creative industry, (acting, music, art, literature), very few are successful, like less than 1% if you include every person who has ever written a book.  On the days when I’m feeling especially low, I remind myself lightning strikes the earth 100 times every second of every day—why not me?

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About janelleevans

I'm a sleep deprived mother of three. I create young adult novels from the voices in my head.
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