Finished a manuscript and trying to figure out what comes next? This post is for you.
I used to think of myself as a patient person. I mean, they used to praise me for my patience when I was a kid. I sat nicely with my hands folded and waited my turn; I never pushed in lines, didn’t squirm and leap out of my seat when I had the answer, and […]
I recently saw a piece of “writing advice” going around (and you know how I feel about writing advice) that stated that people who get [traditionally] published aren’t “lucky”, they just never gave up, they kept at it, they worked hard, they kept revising and kept submitting, despite all the rejections, and eventually they found […]
LET’S TALK ABOUT QUITTING. (I know, I’m just full of sunshine and daisies these days.) “When do I walk away?” is a question everyone faces at some point in their lives. Whether it’s a troubled relationship, a crappy job, a grueling education track, or anything else, there comes a time when you have to make […]
A previous Rejection Survivor interviewee, Elizabeth Bell, suggested a long time ago that I write a post about coping with rejection while dealing with mental illness. I struggled to figure out how to address it on the blog, though, because the blog itself was born from my own process of therapy, and it’s impossible for […]