Don't Settle for Less

Don't settle for less. 

This is something I'm learning each day. If you stand still, become stagnant, there is a risk of becoming complacent. 

Yeah, this has all been said before. I know.  But it's the way one moves forward that matters. Constantly learning. Knowing that you can always learn something new. Understanding what type of story it is being written. There are so many moving parts, so many subtle things that can make the story or break it. 

Do I know it all? No way! I'm learning as I go. 

If you get a rejection, and you know you've learned something new, look that story over. And keep in mind, the story may not be bad, it could just be a situation where they couldn't use that particular subject. Could be one editor wants a certain style, and so on and so forth. 

The most important thing is to keep going. The stories are done, now find them a home. I've even seen some who push so consistently they eventually get their stuff published. Stuff that was rejected over and over. And some may not think those stories are so great, but someone liked them. 

Never quit. 

At least I won't. It may be the difference between getting published, or not. 



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