Let It Thrive
Personally speaking, I don't know about anyone else, but my story means all to me. I feel as if I'm holding it in and if I don't publish it the idea will curl up and die. I must admit, I want and need help.
Tell me, tell me how it's fair. Singers get the XFactor, dancers get Just Dance. They mostly faze out and die with time. Anyone remember PSY who had the song, "Gangnam Style"? Was he actually talented? No he strung together some words we liked and now he's never to perform again. Ever.
Why is it so hard for authors? Stories live forever and the written word will always be around. Authors don't ask for fans to themselves, just fans of their characters. Isn't that the whole reason you publish? To let the whole world love your characters as much as you do? How is it fair? Do singers even care about their songs like I care about my smallest character?
How is this fair? Ok,maybe we can't get a Just Write TV show, but still. If you're a good singer you go on XFactor, sing, win or get picked up and hey presto! If your good, you'll be noticed. But authors, that's a different ball game. You could be the best writer ever and never get your work published because a publisher couldn't be bothered to read your work.
How is this fair? Maybe I haven't delved deep enough into it yet, but thinking my characters may only be contained to myself saddens me so much.
Am I the only person who doesn't want the fame for themselves? Who wants someone to read my book and love my characters as much as I do? My characters deserve that. And then there is the one special character that has always been in my head. I can't give up on getting published. I NEED his story to be heard. I'll scream it from rooftops, I don't care. People need to know.
Maybe you just think I'm young but I want to get published now because I'm scared the idea will die and I will lose it forever.
I need to let it thrive, but does anyone know how?