How to Get Published And Still Be a Failure

Juggling Writer

As writers, one of our top goals is always to get published. Obviously we expect fame and fortune to accompany every publication, but oftentimes a mere acceptance will satisfy our desire for literary greatness.

But there’s one major problem with the “I must get published” attitude. Getting published should not and cannot be your endgame. If it is, then there will never be literary greatness in your future. Rather, there will be something several rungs beneath literary mediocrity.

Wait a minute. We have to break through with a publication, right? We can’t be successful writers without being published.

keyboard-621832_1280That’s true. No publication equals no success. However, that doesn’t mean we should do just anything to get published. Rather, we should do everything to get published. Everything right, that is. We should write the best damn thing we can, revise it until it’s a hundred times better than the best damn…

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Author: Grandtrines

Like so many people, I am a paradox. I am a politically conservative vegetarian. I am from a Christian background, and still tend to like those values, but am a metaphysical astrologer trained in science who has an interest in the magic of ancient Egypt and a weird belief that some piece of our essence can live on a server. I live in Texas, but like chatting with my international Wordpress pals the best. I learn by teaching. Technically, I am a "Leo," but I am very, very Aquarian with a dose of Scorpio. I bitterly complain about Algol (and Algol personaliites), yet it is the one star that defines me most (other than Regulus). (Which, oddly, makes me an Algol personality.) I am a reclusive lover of peace and quiet who has the Ascendant in the Via Combusta (the most conflict ridden part of the zodiac). I am an incredibly private person with a blog with over 800 followers and 50 to 150 regular daily visitors. I could go on, but I think you get the picture.

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