Daily Archives: April 6, 2010

Lightning Strikes

I am bummed! Writing can be rewarding or it can be the pits. There is no worse feeling than feeling like your this close to something and then it ends up to be nothing.

A few weeks ago, I submitted a sample blog to the Writer’s Unboxed blog. They were looking for an unpublished author to become a part of their writing family. I was super excited when I got an e-mail requesting an additional blog sample. I was a contender. I was thrilled. It was a great opportunity that I really wanted to be given.

I just found out that though my submission came Very close they have chosen to go with another author. I am not a sore loser so first I would like to congratulate whom ever it is they chose (this has not been disclosed as of yet). Hooray for you, unknown author. I hope for you that this is the beginning of something big.

I have to come to terms with the fact that it wasn’t my something big. Rejection is lightning that strikes the soul. Tonight my soul feels charred. I am not a quitter. I don’t believe in giving up. A few bolts to the ego has to make me stronger right? Have you ever felt like giving up on writing? What makes you keep going?

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