Giving up on finding publication for a book project is a difficult but nearly universal experience in the writing life. It’s often referred to as putting a manuscript “in the drawer.”
The first novel I wrote crashed and burned before I eventually found publication with Jacob Wonderbar. Some now-published writers I know have about as many manuscripts in the drawer as they have fingers and toes.
So. How many manuscripts do you have in the drawer?
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Art: A vanitas still life with a candle, an inkwell, a quill pen, a skull and books by Michael Conrad Hirt