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.
That’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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