Sometimes it's very hard to get yourself inspired. When the things you love to do don't turn out the way you want, when people don't make you feel validated at all, you just have to validate yourself. Tell yourself that you rock. Play the songs that make you feel like the success you know you are - before the world has found out about you.
Think of it like a big secret. You're the only one in the world who knows it, but soon everyone will. Soon, you'll be so busy you'll have to apologize to the blogging world for being away on tour, working on your next book, talking to your agent/editor/publisher. Sorry, you'll say. I love all of you, but I'm so busy lately! I promise I'll see you at my next book signing!
You won't have the time to check your twitter or email as often. You won't have time to sign into Facebook and spend hours chatting to your friends. Your dream will have arrived, and you'll be embracing it with open arms saying "Where have you been all my life?"
You won't have to wait anymore. Just think of it. This is the last year you'll have this much free time - to worry over queries, to suffer through rejections, to tweet to fellow writers about your #fridayreads, to painstakingly assemble the perfect playlist for that manuscript you're working on.
Enjoy your time, and enjoy every agonizing minute that you're still unpublished. Because we both know it's only a matter of time before you are.
Have an Inspired Tuesday!
(This is a heartfelt message to you amazing aspiring authors, myself included.)