Originally Posted by wsaunders
If you want I will go in your stead.
I know. I feel horrible about griping about things that other people would kill to gripe about.
I think a lot of it comes from that mentality of "I just need to do X, and then my career will happen."
I just need to win this contest, and my career will happen. Did that, it hasn't.
I just need to find a manager, and my career will happen. Did that, it hasn't.
I just need to sign with an agent, and my career will happen. Did that, it hasn't.
Though the way that I look at forums has changed a lot over this process. I read messages from people who are looking for the secret to quarrying managers. I just want to tell them to focus their energy more on writing and networking.