And . . . what if the worst happens? What if you are never published? The market seems to grow more difficult and more idiosyncratic every year. Even so, you will have been doing, all along, the work that feeds your soul, that makes you a larger, more generous person, and, more concretely, is guaranteed to keep improving your writing.
If publication eludes you forever, you will still have created a gift for yourself and for those who care about you.
— Marion Dane Bauer
Read the rest at Marion’s blog, from the post called A Letter From a Reader.