Back in May, I posted this:
Today was nothing but baseball. Both boys were playing in tournaments on opposite ends of town, which meant way too much time in the car. My daughter had her I-Pod hooked up to the car stereo, and the kids randomly fought over which songs to skip over and which ones to turn up louder.
When Mylie Cyrus's song, "The Climb," came on, my thirteen-year-old son speaks up and says, "Don't change this." This wouldn't have been a big deal except for the fact that he hates Mylie Cyrus. The rest of us turned and looked at him in shock, and he says, "What? It's the song that was going through my head when I got that last hit."
I heard Mylie's song yesterday, and it made me think about my own climb. When I first started querying, I thought I could make the mountain move, or at least find a faster way around it, rather than having to climb it.
I told you about all of my query mistakes yesterday, and a couple of you commented that the mistake you made was querying too soon. This was probably the biggest mistake I made, too. My work was not ready. I thought I could skip over many things. And I thought I'd be the exception.
What we all need to remember is that this truly is a climb. It's hard work, and it takes time to get over a mountain. But if we keep putting one foot after the other, someday, we'll get to the other side!
Speaking of mistakes, I had a typo in my post yesterday. Does anyone remember what it was? Don't cheat. No looking back!
Have a great weekend!