Rejection Slip

Got another one tonight. They say after a while, you get used to them. It doesn’t bother you that something you spent months writing gets a simple, unexplained “No.” Everyone gets them. Famous writers have giant stacks of them. But they are still nasty, slimy little things. I’m used to them by now. But somehow,Continue reading “Rejection Slip”

Writing Update: July 13, 2020

I kind of hate writing the last draft of a short story. By this point, I’ve gone over everything so many times I know exactly where everything falls, I’ve got a fussy little pile of characters who didn’t make the word count cut, gorgeous analogies that took up too much time and space, and atContinue reading “Writing Update: July 13, 2020”

Remarkable

I’ve started to wonder. Someone said two words to me today. “Just another,” they were. The words sank down inside my head and stayed there, refusing to come out. Just another. One more, like all the rest. Just another one. Add it to the stack. It’s true. Lots of times, it’s true. We’re not allContinue reading “Remarkable”

September

I love September. And I guess I hate it just a little, too. Not entirely certain when this started. I imagine it was sometime after what I call my Summer of The Lord of the Rings. You know, about the point where you read Frodo always felt like going on adventure in the fall ofContinue reading “September”

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