Saturday, January 26, 2019

how do i

It's been a 3-rejection week.
Even for me, that's a lot of no's.
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I've been submitting a particular story draft weekly for months. The narrative felt ready. Even as I submit, I continue revising, all the while maintaining the heart of the story. I've found a thread, I think, and shaped the ending to provide satisfaction for the reader (if not a lot of personal growth for the somewhat unlikable main character).
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And yet, still: three no's in a week.
That's roughly one no every three days.
That's .42 no's daily.
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It's been a lot of no lately.
Job-wise.
Second job-wise.
Writing-wise.
I know I'll keep going, I always do, but maybe I need a break.
A change is as good as a rest, they say.
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I'm not quite sure who "they" are.
How do I carry on?

Saturday, January 12, 2019

lush

While I'm working on new stories I continue to play with the kinds of images that make me happy. Twisted glamour. Luxe with a wink. Lush has connotations I love to contemplate.

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