Is it who you know, or Who you know? (Grammarists relax, I know it should be Whom...)
For a while now, I've been hearing that a big part of making it in the world of publishing is having the right connections.
Do you think this is true?
I've heard amzing stores of how people got published, some are just fluky and leave me thinking, okay they must be really in good with God.
I'm not a schmoozer by nature. I love the internet as I can 'meet' people in the writing world that way, but when it comes to crowds, the ACFW conference for example, other gregarious go-getters leave me standing in their dust.
But surely all the smoozing in the world won't get you a contract if your writing isn't up to snuff.
I hope that's true.
I'd love to have one of those fluke experiences where suddenly I'm given an opportunity to present my work to somebody, but I'd hate to have to think, I'm not ready for this!
Which is why I suppose I'm constantly sitting at the computer, honing it, editing and re-editing until I'm blue in the face.
Writing new stories as well as working on the finished ones, just to be sure. (Is this bad?)
I guess there is such a thing as over-editing, but hey, when Oprah calls, I want to be ready.
And I want to use her massuese too.
But really, it's not up to me, is it?
I know my work is in God's hands. He gives me the stories and the words, and He'll decide what is to be done with them.
Some days I wish He'd hurry up about it.
But I'll press on.
Hurry up and wait.