Submit or Else

This week I've submitted ten different articles / stories for publication.  Two have been rejected, one has been tentatively accepted, and the other seven I probably will never hear about again.  I wrote a rough draft for a new article I want to submit but I'll have to see if I have time to get … Continue reading Submit or Else

Universal Smackdown

I watched Princess which is a show with Gail Vaz Oxlade a financial advisor.  I record it and then zip through the commercials and some of the repetitive parts of the show.  The episode on Saturday was about a woman who basically mooched off everyone in order to do nothing.She used the excuse of not … Continue reading Universal Smackdown

Kick in the Pants

I’ve been getting a lot of rejections and mostly I can take them but occasionally I feel like I’m just not getting it.  There is a tinge of discouragement.  Then something will happen – someone will say something or I’ll get a piece accepted – and I feel like I am getting it.  I watched … Continue reading Kick in the Pants

More Rejections

I’ve had a bit of success with getting a few things published.  However, it seems like every time I open my email I’m looking at more rejections.  I know they are a part of writing.  I know it usually isn’t the style and quality of writing but some days it is hard to take.I’ve let … Continue reading More Rejections

Working on Writing

This weekend I was determined to get through my pile of submission guidelines.  I was supposed to submit something to every single one I had.  All you experienced writers stop laughing - I might have done it.  Okay so I didn't.I did go through and submit a large number of fiction and poetry to a … Continue reading Working on Writing

Creative vs Business

And now for a slight break from the drama and stress of politics...Writing is a dual process.  You have to be creative to create the product but you also have to be business minded to market your work.  The creative side sort of takes care of itself in my mind.  There are times I sit … Continue reading Creative vs Business