The path to (novel) publication is very long. The stats don’t weigh up in our favour, and we’re well aware that the publishing world is changing. While personally, I think that’s pretty exciting, it does leave a general feeling of uncertainty.
A few weeks ago I entered a competition over at Helen Lowe’s blog, as she was celebrating the release of her novel The Heir of Night. I was lucky and won a poster of the Aus/NZ version of the cover, which is now prominently displayed above my laptop.
A visual daily reminder to me that NZ writers CAN sell novels.
What do you use to keep yourself going on those days when all the hours spent at your computer seem in vain?
Also, how cool would it be to have a quote from Robin Hobb on one of your books??? Something to dream about!!!