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I'm Deborah. I'm a writer, currently seeking representation/publication for my YA Fantasy Fractured Princess

I love to play Final Fantasy games and Shattered Pixel Dungeon. I also enjoy the many ins and outs of music (I'm a chorus geek).

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

IWSG: Why I Must Succeed


I'm writing this a day early, so I don't know who the helpers are this month, but THANK YOU for visiting us all, and as always, a big "DOMO AMARIGATO!" to our Sensei, Ninja Alex J. Cavanaugh, for creating this support system. You can now also visit the Insecure Writers Support Group page to view and/or join us!

Now, my semi-dramatic topic. Over the past couple of weeks, I've realized a few things:

1) If I never get published, I may never be completely happy.

2a) (Thanks to a Parenthood episode) I didn't acquire any other marketable skills besides writing and singing, so the chances I'll be doing anything else but deskwork increase astronomically the longer I don't push myself. 2b) I really need to push myself to get this done. It's scary, and you're about as vulnerable as you're going to get when you put yourself out there, but I have to do it!

and 3) I'd rather not end up like my mom's older brother, who is near 60 but has chased pipe dreams most of his life, bless his heart. I come from a very arts-inclined family. My great-uncle is the only one I know who actually sells his artwork. The rest of the singers, dancers, writers, and artists in my family have basically gone down the "What-if" path, and I'd rather not.

So with that said, I'm going to do my best to succeed this year. This year is a stretch, but it's just now February, so I have faith. lol


  1. This is your year! Start making it happen.

  2. You can do it. All it requires is dedication, perspiration, and a little talent :)

  3. Understand about your What-ifs. But they're still on a journey. Learn from their experiences. Know you can.

  4. I thought I'd never be happy until I got published either, and with two books out, it's way harder than I ever thought. I honestly don't know if I'd want to do it all over again, but I probably would. Just enjoy the journey and hey, I LOVE Parenthoood. Seriously obsessed with that terrific show :-)

  5. Good luck, Debra! Anything's possible if you don't give up... :)


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