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Violence is not okay

So, I was going to post about how much I’m loving Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott.  (That woman is funny as hell and brilliant.)  And I will circle back to her at some point, because I have some great quotes to … Continue reading

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Query Quagmire on Rejection

Query Quagmire has a wonderful post up called How to cope with rejection letters: Stay calm and drink heavily.  (Hopefully the link works.  If not, it’s a post from July 12th.)  Read it.  It’s brilliantly funny.  And makes an excellent point. For the … Continue reading

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Close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades

So, I got my first “almost there” rejection over the weekend.  And, me being me, I went through a sort of bizarre mental process.  In a world of grade inflation and participation prizes it’s so much harder to judge where … Continue reading

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Rejection!

Let the cognitive dissonance begin… (I link to Wikipedia out of laziness.  If you’re really interested in the theory there are lots of good psych books out there on the subject.  Read them.) As was expected, I’ve received my first … Continue reading

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Mental Space

I found it a little challenging to figure out what to write about today.  Not because I didn’t have ideas. (I have a whole page of blog ideas – it’s a mess.  Three colors of pen, things scratched out or written … Continue reading

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Rejection and Criticism

I have yet to have any of my work rejected, but I know that day will come.  And sooner rather than later as I begin to write short stories and start to submit to markets that respond quickly.  I have … Continue reading

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