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Finding Motivation

I’m going to get all philosophical today.  Because that happens to be where my head is and I’d rather talk about that than the fact that I sat through two days of a writing workshop, learned TONS, and then turned … Continue reading

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A long ramble

I was up at 3:30 this morning to catch my flight home, so this will be a rambling mess.  You have been warned.

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They’re Not Thinking of Publishing That, Are They?

I’ve had one story out there for a long time.  So long, in fact, that I’ve decided that it’s terrible and needs to be shelved as soon as it comes back from the market it’s currently at.  I decided this … Continue reading

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Rising Above

On one of the forums I lurk someone posted about how they’d received a personal rejection that basically shredded the story they’d submitted into itsy bitsy pieces. I have to admit, it would not be a fun experience to receive … Continue reading

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The Rejection Engine Never Stops

Last night I checked my e-mail at 7 PM or 8 PM or some evening hour when most people should be out drinking and eating good food or seeing a movie or some social non-work-related activity… And I had a … Continue reading

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Advice on Submissions and Rejection and All That Jazz

So I’ve been pretty self-focused lately.  (It’s actually much easier to write a post about whatever randomness is on my mind in a particular moment than it is to look at links I’ve bookmarked and says something coherent about them, … Continue reading

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Sometimes you’re the bug

(As opposed to the windshield that turns the bug into a little smear in a driver’s line of sight.) I should be working.  I’m taking a moment to lament the fact that things don’t always go well.  (Not that I … Continue reading

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Please, sir, may I have another

Sometimes rejection feels GOOD!  Remember how I said something about submitting two stories to markets that were out of my league, but worth the try?  Well, I heard back from one of them this morning. It was a no.  But … Continue reading

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Sometimes you just have to do

I’ve been pretty slow on the blogging front lately.  Partially because life was annoying me and I didn’t need to share that negativity.  But partially because I think I’m at the point with my writing where it’s time to just … Continue reading

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Rejection

Thanks to the beauty of muscle relaxants and an alternating regimen of Ibuprofen and Tylenol, my arm is feeling better. (Torn rotator cuff.) Not that much better, which is why this will be a short post, but better enough to … Continue reading

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