I love reading about other authors' journeys through their quest to publication. And last week, Beth Revis posted a series of posts that outlined her journey. There were times when she wanted to give up, when she questioned her talent. But she didn't quit. Her perseverance paid off - she recently signed with agent Merrilee Heifetz at Writers House, and her debut novel, ACROSS THE UNIVERSE, will be published by Razorbill/Penguin in Spring 2011 (in a three book deal!)
So, if you're in need of some inspiration, I recommend reading through the five posts from Beth I have linked below. I promise, it will be worth it.
1: Years Ago, A History
2: Years Ago, Still the Past
3: Last Year, and the Year Before
4: Last Month
5: The End and the Beginning