We are living in a time of great uncertainty. The ideas I explore in this blog about hope and resilience are more relevant than ever.
Great News from Rejection Survivor Brian Gehrlein!!!
YOU GUYSSSSSSS So I mentioned in a previous post that two of my “query buddies” had found agents… Remember picture book author and Rejection Survivor Brian Gehrlein? If anyone has told you no, that means you are a true artist. That means you’ve knocked on a door. No door ever opened without someone knocking. So […]
How to Brace Yourself for a Tough Rejection While Holding On to Hope
I have often made the case on this blog that we should avoid what I call “prophylactic pessimism”: expecting the worst in order to numb ourselves to disappointment. But this raises the question: if we’re hoping for the best, but not necessarily expecting it, is there any way to prepare ourselves for coping with a negative outcome […]
When Your Angst Isn’t About What You Think It’s About
Isn’t it wonderful that I’m back in the querying process so I have no end of material for you all?! Last week, I came down from the high of the Saturday night full manuscript request rather quickly. I got one form rejection Thursday night, and another Friday morning. And as I munched on my second […]
The Dreams We Hold On To
Last week was kinda rough. Sometimes I feel like I only post on here as Little Miss Sunshine. Especially since I’ve had relative success with my writing in the past couple years (in terms of publication, not in terms of financial success, LOL don’t make me laugh) I’ve wondered if I’m still contending with the […]