Warning: These truths may not necessarily be your truths. But, for me, they are irrefutable facts.
1. No one will ever love my stories and characters as much as I do.
2. Rejections hurt. Whether it's the first or five hundredth, they still sting.
3. When and if I ever sell, I'll need to cut my word count by at least a thousand words to allow for the extra pages to thank all the people who have helped me along the way.
4. It sucks to be on a diet when rejections start coming in.
5. No matter how many times I revise my work and call it complete, there are still things I find to change and make it better.
6. Thanks to email, Sunday is not a rejection safe day.
7. In the years I've been writing, I have learned so much, but it's still a thimble full compared to what I have yet to learn.
8. No matter how many disappointments, rejections, poor contest scores or endless days of staring at a blank computer screen, there's still nothing I'd rather be doing than writing.
What about you? What irrefutable truths have you discovered about writing fiction?