Tag Archives: Perseverence

INERTIA – WRITER’S FRIEND OR FOE?

Travel back to high school physics. Can you recall the definition of inertia? A body in motion tends to stay in motion and a body at rest tends to stay at rest unless acted upon by an outside force. You … Continue reading

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SLOW AND TOUGH RE-ENTRY

The wayward author has resurfaced! This is by far my longest gap between postings, and mea culpa doesn’t cut it. I have lots of reasons that I consider valid, but when I am totally honest I can also admit that … Continue reading

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ADDICTED TO CRISIS

I’m going to digress from my usual writing related topics today to talk about an observation of a self-destructive behavior or set of behaviors that some people exhibit. Life is not consistently easy or pleasant. In fact, it can be … Continue reading

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CHRISTMAS WISH TO NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION

I feel a bit like the little girl who didn’t find what she wanted under the tree on Christmas morning. But I’m not a little girl. So what does a big girl do when she can’t have what she really … Continue reading

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THE (HOLIDAY WISH) BEAT GOES ON

Just thought I’d update my readers on the status of my persistent drive to land an agent and a traditional publisher. It’s not looking great. I’m now up to 32 rejections of 85 queries sent. I have 3 partial manuscripts … Continue reading

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CROSSROADS

When is it time to admit to yourself that you’ll never make a living as a fiction writer? When should you abandon your lifelong dream? When does the cost of pursuing that illusion become too high when the benefits are … Continue reading

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THE UNIVERSE GIVES US WHAT WE NEED, NOT WHAT WE WANT

As I’ve indicated in some prior entries, achieving success with a first novel when you don’t have a major publisher and/or you aren’t a celebrity is, to say the least, a challenge.  I’ve had more doors slammed in my face … Continue reading

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