Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thankful Thoughts

  Happy Thanksgiving!! I love this holiday, and this year there is much to be thankful for.  I am thankful for my new writing family that has grown out of Peggy Anderson's writing class.  I feel blessed to have gotten to know such insightful, intelligent and supportive fellow writers, who have helped me to grow immensly as a writer myself, and for that I am truly grateful.  And of course I am eternally thankful for my family, friends and followers whose endless encouragement and love keeps me moving forward and reminds me that passions are always worth pursuing.  With love, appreciation and gratitude, I wish a happy holiday to all!

“You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.”

~Walt Disney, Entrepreneur and Dreamer

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


  Uggghhhhhh. No matter how many times it happens, the rejection process never gets any easier.  It feels like getting dumped- dumped in the most impersonal, heartless way ever, over email.  What's worse is that the rejection just came from "Intern." That's all it said in my inbox. You know its bad when you get a form rejection letter from the intern. No critique, no notes for improvement from the editor, just straight forward- No thanks your work sucks! Ok, ok not quite that straight forward, but it tends to feel that way. Its awful. I really had high hopes for this particular work and thought I had found the perfect fit in the publisher I chose. So, I'm just feeling a little down, dejected and rejected today.  Ok, a lot down. Plus, I have to go to my last writing class tonight and tell them the news that I won't be getting published any time soon. Bummer way to end :(

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Kiwi & Chirp

  The latest story I've just begun working on revolves around a kiwi bird and his best friend.  Now if only I could figure the story out...

who cares about the story, look how cute!

  Happy November!  (Where has this year gone?)