Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Reach for the stars
Many times I get those loathsome, much feared rejections which I used to take very personally. I have now acquired a thicker layer of skin to handle the blow- something every writer must have, but which was difficult for someone as sensitive as me to acquire. In fact, it nearly took an act of Congress before I would share my work with friends because writing is so personal. So I guess I have made a little progress because I want to share my work with you. I have taken the plunge; I am sending in work regularly.
My love for writing is stronger and more powerful than any temporary hurt feelings (when rejected) that wave through my body like a stadium of fans at a ballgame. Here are my latest publications, both out this week- my bright stars within a pile of rejections. Just click on the links to get there. Please leave a comment and tell me what you think. Thank you!
Poem/STONE -a handful of stones
Short story "A Walk in the Woods," The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature