ISWG – APOLOGIES and a REJECTION

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.

 

 

Insecure Writer’s Support Group-#IWSG 9/14 – Rejection

Hello fellow writers, blogger, authors, scriptwriters, and all others that create magic with the almighty pen! It’s the first Wednesday of the month and we know what that means:

Click on the Image to Join!

Click the Image to Join!

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

My hero, the amazing Ninja Captain Alex J. Cavanaugh founded this amazing group and it has become THE PLACE 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 the September 3 posting of the IWSG will be Laura at My Baffling Brain, Mark Koopmans, Shah Wharton, and Sheena-Kay Graham. 

August was a rough month for me as far as my writing goes. I’d submitted several of my pieces to several contests beginning back in May. For the first time, I threw my hat in the ring for The WRiTE CLUB. I didn’t make the cut. I can’t help it that the disappointment cut me deep, even though I know I’m a new writer still learning the craft. I guess this is where the growing of the thick skin comes in, huh?

A short story and a 10-word memoir I submitted in contests also didn’t win or place. Ouch. I still have two out there that I haven’t heard anything back from yet, but my confidence is pretty shattered right about now.

I’ve heard all kinds of advice over the past year and a half. I think it’s all been good, but I’m not sure what’s best for me. Do I keep practicing and hold off on submissions for a while until I get a better handle on the craft, or do I continue to submit and try reworking the pieces to see where I might’ve lost the judges?

I don’t want to be down on myself anymore; I love this craft too much. Sometimes I want to blame my brain injury, but in my heart, I know that would only be a horrible cop-out. If I try hard, and not take all the rejections to heart, I KNOW I can get this.

Any suggestions?