Wednesday, November 17, 2010


Well, it finally happened. When you decide to write, if you are realistic one of the first things you do is remember that you will get rejections. Quite a few, probably. You assume your first, second, maybe even tenth submission will come back with hopefully at least a decent reason for refusal. I've been lucky, I had many 'this just isn't what we need right now but please submit other work' rejections. One stint working directly with an editor that still never turned into a contract.

Just don't ever give up! Cliche, sure, but true. You have to believe you can do it, and really want it.

Mainly for me not writing just isn't an option. I journal, write freelance copy to feed myself and my family, and write stacks and stacks of stuff that may never see the light of day. It's not what I do, it's who I am, and I'm so glad to have gotten to this point. I feel like it is really worth all the effort, and now hopefully I get to share what I'm doing with people interested in reading it.

So thanks for visiting me at this particular point in time, it's a pretty exciting one! I'm thoughtful, thankful, sort of in 'oh what the hell do I do NOW?' mode, but loving every minute of it. Been a long tough year, but it looks like the next one is going to be pretty amazing.