Denial – I’m exhausted from writing my story, then editing and revising it. Finding a publisher or self-publishing cannot be as hard as what I’ve already gone through.
Anger – Why do people keep saying, “Get your book published!” Do they think I can just snap my fingers and it will magically happen? Don’t people realize how hard it is??
Bargaining – Maybe I don’t ever need to publish. I do not need to monetize my creativity.
Depression – No one is ever going to know the characters I created, or the world and story I constructed. What a waste.
Acceptance – I will have to write a query letter. And start a website/blog to connect with readers. I will either query agents and publishers, or I will self-publish with Amazon and figure out where I want to go from there in terms of advertising.