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April Blitz - Day 18

I received two more rejections since I last posted, but one was for a pre-blitz submission. I’m not letting this dissuade me any. I chose instead to submit to two seriously pro-rate venues. 84 more words


Don’t Be Dejected Over Rejections—It’s Not You, It’s Us

Rejections happen. The more writing you send out, the more rejections you get. I got one while I was working on this post. The wording usually follows a pattern: … 539 more words

Advice For Writers

Keep on keeping on

So this week’s rejection was a little harder to swallow than the previous ones. I had to remind myself that it’s not an opportunity lost… 471 more words

Musings On Writing

Small Victories

Today in Mommy-Land

Trying to get back on the blogging horse! This morning, Andy, the Little Man, and I went out with my good friend K— to breakfast at Parker’s Maple Barn (deeeeelicious). 677 more words


Bad News = Great News

It’s a funny business, this writing game…

I just got my first official rejection for my novel, Homecoming. I should feel a bit dejected and crushed, but I feel great. 319 more words


Charging Application Fees

The day I published my blog about the math of rejection and patronage, I got a rejection notice from one of those very residencies I’d applied for. 413 more words



i searched for words

trying to inspire my mind with ideas

i pause, staring at a blank page

bewildered and frustrated

unable to proceed

i pause and asked myself so many questions… 42 more words