Many moons ago I used to become frustrated with the author who refused to write a query, a synopsis, or thought she was above such tasks. I’d argue with writers who tried to tell me that their job was not to write a query, but a book. I’ve since become amused by such attitudes because frankly, I don’t want to work with anyone who seems to think any task is above her pay grade. I mean, I’m still taking out the BookEnds recycling.
There are two types of writers in the world. There are those who want the fame and prestige that comes with having said she published a book and then there are those who truly enjoy all the struggles that come with writing the book. The writers who embrace the struggles (even those they don’t enjoy) are the writers I want on my client list. They are the ones who will have the most successful careers.
The successful writer enjoys the struggle, the revisions, the queries (although maybe not the querying), the synopsis, the revisions, the copyedits, the revisions…. The writer who simply wants to put a book out there does not like the struggle. She loves the idea of being on stage, but she doesn’t want to do the work to get there, she doesn’t want to practice and perfect the art. She just wants the prize.
I’m not sure you can make yourself love the struggle, but I can tell you that, often, we can see even in a query who loves the struggle and who doesn’t.