Category Archives: rejection

Battle Scars – The Writers Road

    “You are responsible for your own career.” I’ve got that quote posted on my monitor, where I can see it every day. It’s been there a long time. I’ve internalized the message over the years, and I thought … Continue reading

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Writing Advice For Winners: Eat Your Lima Beans!

Aaand we’re right back into the swim of it. Rejections from three different editors on three different stories in the last 24 hours. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again; rejections don’t bother me. I’ve long since stopped … Continue reading

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Expectations

I’m coming up on a couple of major milestones in my life. Six years ago this week, I made a commitment to myself to focus all my efforts on becoming a professional writer. In less than two weeks, I’m going … Continue reading

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Writing: It’s a Good Gig

I’m not pointing a finger; I’ve done my own share of whining as well. And while I’ve said that writing is the best job I’ve ever had, like any occupation, it isn’t always fun and games. It’s a gig like … Continue reading

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On Rejection

Six months ago (man, seems like yesterday!), I got my first personal rejection (from an editor who didn’t know me). Since then, I’ve begun receiving personal rejections regularly, including several recently which encouraged me to continue to submit other material … Continue reading

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Counting the Days – Writing to a Schedule

Hard to believe the year is already half over. At the beginning of 2014, I committed myself to a production schedule for the first time. I made myself a 30-day, 60-day, and 360-day list of GOALS I felt I could … Continue reading

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The Land of Writers

I’m back from the Land of Writers, better known as Lincoln City, Oregon, where I spent the last 8 days attending an Anthology Workshop with some of the most amazing writers and editors imaginable.  Hosted by Dean Wesley Smith and … Continue reading

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