Did you ever see the movie The Pursuit of Happyness?
In the film, based on a true story, Will Smith plays a homeless single father who is trying to get his shit together so that he can give his son the home and the life that he deserves. In the early part of the movie, Will Smith’s character Chris Gardner spends an inordinate amount of time trying to sell a medical device that not many people want but the sale of which can pay for shelter for him and his son.
Every day, he gets up and makes calls, knocks on doors, and tries to sell the device. And he does not stop until the damn thing is sold.
Your book is like that medical device. You don’t need hundreds of people to bid on it. You just need the one person to see its value and to invest in it. You don’t need to have hundreds of options. You just need to focus on getting that one agent and that one publisher.
Of course, as an independent writer, your options go far beyond that in terms of indie publishing and not to mention that you can write more books, sell article ideas, get content marketing clients, and so much more.
But if you’re in the process of finding an agent and selling a book, remember, at this stage, you do not need the whole world to recognize your masterpiece.
You need one agent who recognizes your talent.
You need one editor who offers to buy it.
And you need to be that one writer who does not stop until it is sold.
It doesn’t hurt, of course, to be surrounded by an entire community of writers just like you, reaching for the same goals as you are.
If you want in, we’re waiting for you here: