The Page a Day Writers Group

climbing the slush pile

Posted on: December 3, 2009

Sharon, you are so right!

I think we all need to cling to that fantasy that publication means the end of struggle, otherwise, the dream is just too daunting. I liken this process to mountain climbing. When you stand at the bottom gazing up, you see what you think is the mountaintop and set your sights on it. As you near the top, you begin to suspect that the mountain will never end–it’s expanding beneath your feet. When you reach the peak, gloating with triumph and exhausted from your labors,  you realize you’ve only achieved the summit of a foothill and now face a range of much taller and more challenging mountains.

So we need the guidance of editor/agent sherpas, the supplemental oxygen and nourishment of supportive, encouraging friends and family, and the will and drive to keep going despite the cold, because once we arrive, the view will be glorious.

Kirsten Imani Kasai


1 Response to "climbing the slush pile"

I agree!!

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The Page a Day Writers Group is a diverse collection of wonderful writers based in San Diego, CA. We've been meeting monthly since 2004. Our primary function is in-depth writing critique, marketing and brainstorming, but there's usually some wine, chocolate and ribaldry involved too. We write fantasy, humor, literary fiction, nonfiction, romance, thrillers and YA. Join us on our journeys to publication and the wonderland beyond!


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