A few nights ago, while waiting for sleep to catch, I found myself thinking about what I want as far as my writing goes. It's hard after all this time to stay positive. I know it's a tough industry. I know the competition is fierce. But I still get that nagging doubt - wouldn't something have sold by now if I was any good?
On the other hand, I really love the creative side of myself. My day job is all about managing numbers and employees and clients. I enjoy that, too. But writing brings out my fun side, my experimental side. So for as long as I love doing it, I'll keep in the game. I'll get there, I know I will. One day I'll have a work in print. I think the secret to maintaining the joy in writing is to forget about the brass ring and to stay in love with the creative side. To see each completed manuscript as a success in itself rather than each rejection letter as yet another failure.
Just keep swimming, right?