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The Dark Cloud of Rejections

This has been a whirlwind month of joyous events. I have celebrated graduations, retirements, weddings, Father’s Days, birthdays, and anniversaries. I am surrounded by family and friends. 223 more words


Back to the Drawing Board

After receiving and acting on the suggested edits, I submitted “A Question of Time” to “my” publisher. I say “my” because she has published the first two books in the series, but that doesn’t guarantee she will pick up this one (fingers crossed). 326 more words


An acceptance at last

Writers get used to rejections. We get so used to them, we start to expect them. At least I do.

I’ve been pitching novels since 2000 and freelance nonfiction articles much longer than that. 434 more words


Now THAT’S a Rejection Letter

The foundation was created as a tribute to their daughter. The application was relatively simple and easily submitted. The rejection email I got was almost not even a rejection. 207 more words


Cher's Lunchbox

(Note: This was my entry for Writer’s Digest’s Your Story Contest #66. The prompt was: “Mommy, I don’t like this.” —750 words max. It was not chosen as a finalist, so here it is.) 762 more words

Creative Writing

Reading the Tea Leaves

There’s a thing that writers do that no one else does. Okay, there are a lot of things that writers do that no one else does, but I’m only going to focus on one. 687 more words

Your Book Is A Cliche Of A Cliche Of A Cliche

In the future, the US or the world is ruled by fascist conservatives, leading to awful things (usually including loss of freedom of speech).

This from a list of…

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