Hello all! It’s the first Wednesday of the month and we know what that means:

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It’s time for another meeting of the Insecure Writers Support Group – #IWSG.

My hero, and adopted virtual brother, the amazing Ninja Captain Alex J. Cavanaugh founded this amazing group and it is where to go if you are an insecure writer.

Click the image if you would like to be a part of this phenomenal group. You won’t regret it.

Purpose:  To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak.


The awesome co-hosts for this month’s posting of the IWSG are: Nancy Gideon, Bob R Milne, Doreen McGettigan, Chrys Fey, Bish Denham, and Pat Garcia!

Make sure you thank them for their hard work today!!  😀

I owe you all an apology. I haven’t been blogging for the past several weeks, nor have I been on social media much. Haven’t been feeling well lately. I explained as much in my #IWSG post on My Miracle Life blog.  I’d been doing well for the past several months until I hit a bump in the road a few weeks back.

It’s time for me to catch up with you guys now. It’s going to take a little time, but most of you know how I feel about you. My last post was about 3.5 weeks ago, so I’ve no doubt I missed a lot of good stuff while offline.

I don’t know if I mentioned this before, but my entry never made to WRiTE CLUB this year. I’ll have to try again next year. Maybe, if I still feel like a writer. I’m basically doubting everything right now.

All I really want to know right now is, how are YOU all doing? I’ve missed you guys since I’ve been away. Oh, okay. Fine. Just one about me. Have you ever gotten enough story rejections to make you stop submitting for a while? Just curious.



31 thoughts on “ISWG – APOLOGIES and a REJECTION

  1. No apologies needed. Life happens and sometimes it’s best to just stay away from social media for a while. Where are all still here for you and happy you’re back. 🙂 Don’t let the fact that you didn’t make it into WRITE CLUB make you doubt yourself. You have the talent. It just wasn’t the right time for that story. Keep your head up and keep trying! 🙂


    • Lately it’s been hard not to but I’m glad to be back, even if it’ll be sporadically for a bit. I’m going to catch up this week and make my IWSG rounds. Love you girl!!! Xoxoxo


  2. It is okay. I’ve slacked so much with my writing and this blog. Blogging takes up SO much time. I try to read all of the blogs I’m subscribed to and it’s just so hard to keep up. Very overwhelming. But, I’m back so, here I am! Still busy, but I’m making time to write.


    • O.M. to the G!!! Where have you been, Krystol! 😀 Last we ‘spoke’ I knew you were going for your Masters. How’s that going? Missed ya, girl. I’d been good for the first half of the year, but the past few weeks, not so much. Glad you’re back! Hugs. Eva


  3. Rejections can be a huge blow to the ego, no matter where you are in your career. They’ve never put me off writing, but have put me off submitting more than once. I say take your time, trust in yourself and your work, and do what you can when you’re ready.

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  4. Welcome back. Here’s wishing clear sailing ahead for you with dreams and hopes coming true. When I receive those discouraging “No thanks” letters, it makes me more determined to find the “right” publisher. Never give up. Cry a little, pout a little, then treat yourself to something you especially like and show those places they’ve missed the chance to publish a winner..God bless.

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    • Thanks, Beverly. I’m happy to be back. Tired, but happy. 😀 Sounds like good advice to me. I might curl up with a good book and some ice cream later – just because.

      Thanks for the visit. I truly appreciate it. Eva


  5. Eva, the story rejections are hard because they make you focus on something negative. I try to remember it’s only one person’s opinion. It’s not all that powerful.You might make some small corrections and it could make a huge difference. Keep your chin up. You can do more than you think.

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    • I appreciate that, Deanie. I’ve submitted a few story entries over the past year with no luck. Obviously I’m going to keep trying, but it shows that I still have a lot to learn about this craft we call writing. Thanks for always trying to keep me positive. Love you!! Xoxoxo. Eva


  6. Hi,
    Rejections are a blip! (Don’t know if blip exists as a word, if not, I’ve just created it). No matter how many times that I say, I am not going to let it bother me, it does. So, I know how you feel. You often wonder why can’t those judges, or agents, or editors, or whoever, see the same thing that you and other see in your writing.

    You are a writer. If you weren’t, then you would not have been disappointed. Writing means a lot to you. What I am trying to say is keep at it. Let that rejection strengthen your determination to succeed because you will.

    Pat Garcia

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    • Thanks, Pat. With everything going on lately, I must be suffering from a case of self-pity to top it all. Ugh. I need to shake this off ASAP. I appreciate the encouraging words you always offer me. They mean so much. You’re totally awesome, Pat. Blessings to you. Eva


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