I've got a piece called "Ready Set Go" on dealing with rejection over at Literary Rejections today. It's a great website for aspiring writers who need inspiration/encouragement/ advice.I even share a rejection from the first novel I ever tried to submit, a rejection I never shared with anyone before because I was embarrassed by it (because it was true).
The video is being a pain in the arse today. Rather than watch instantly, it wants to download. MM Aug 7-9 Sunday, August 7th Dear Diary, I'm in love, I'm in love! The kid I talked to on the phone is Justin. He is so cute. I think I'm falling 4 him Monday, … Continue reading Mortification Monday
Rejection Playlist Volume 2, Track 4 “Love Me or Hate Me”
God how I love Lady Sovereign and how she tells it like it is. Also, she's wicked hilarious. Keeping in theme with last week's pint-sized Brit popstar, here is another favorite of mine, "Love Me or Hate Me" Featuring missy Elliot. Sometimes I feel like this should be my theme song, especially when the chorus … Continue reading Rejection Playlist Volume 2, Track 4 “Love Me or Hate Me”
Bad Poetry Friday
I was still writing bad poetry well into my 20's apparently. Unrequited Love and a Mix CD (12/08/03) Waiting for the phone to ring uncertain if I should just pick it up and dial you Don't know if you're expecting my call What would Joan Jett do? What would Joan Jett do? Putting … Continue reading Bad Poetry Friday
Today's entry comes from August 6th, 1994 and features bullies and cute boys and fake names.
Rejection Playlist Volume 2, Track 3 “The Fear”
Last weekend I flew to Florida to visit friends and family. Before I popped the new Lemony Snicket audiobook into the CD player of my rental car, I listened to a mix I made in 2009 that I had recently unearthed. Most of the songs I skipped because 4 years later I'm not into them … Continue reading Rejection Playlist Volume 2, Track 3 “The Fear”
Bad Poetry Friday
Here's another poem, written with magnetic poetry in 2008, that appears in my Valentine manuscript. I figure that if my teen character writes bad poetry, it might as well come from the best source possible: me. Untitled c. 1998 Summer is over his love has consumed her his song burns like morning wind He said, “I … Continue reading Bad Poetry Friday