Can it be the first Wednesday of the month again? Then it's time for the Insecure Writer's Support Group where writers can let all our insecurities hang out and someone (many someones) will offer suggestions, support, and understanding. A big THANKS to Ninja Captain Alex J. Cavanaugh for starting this group and keeping it going. And to this month's awesome hosts Tina Downey, Elsie, Elizabeth Seckman, and Julie Flanders!
Yesterday, my niece posted this on Facebook:
I’d like to think that I wouldn’t give up no matter what comes my way. I’ve weathered some pretty good storms—my family’s health, my own, financial worries, deaths of loved ones, the demise (or so I thought) of my writing career. I’ve had to make adjustments but, in the end, I came out okay.
Look at the palm trees. How they weather hurricane winds. They bend but don’t break.
If we’re writing with the intention of being published, we’re bound to be rejected. Oh, not us personally—our work. If we don’t get rejections from editors or agents, reviewers can do the job. That should keep us from getting too big for our britches (as my grandmother would say). How we deal with rejection or the rest of life’s curves is more important.
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Off topic: This is “Read an E-Book Week.” Visit my previous post to find out how I’m celebrating.