The First Rejection is the Deepest

I have had my dear readers my first official rejection. While it was not the first poem I have submitted  this is my first response.

I feel kinda excited? Lol I know that’s weird but it’s like now I feel more like a writer. It’s hard to explain but I feel like I’ve changed from just an aspiring writer even though technically I still am. I feel like I’ve started to put myself out there.

Oh and I was just thinking that my short story didn’t get accepted but it was a contest. Can you still shop around short stories if they’ve been in contests? I wasn’t sure about that. What do you guys think?

I’m still progressing on the book though it feels like a chore again. I have about 30,000 more words to write and it is like pulling teeth for me to open the document. It’s like when I started. The bulk of the writing took place around the end of 2013/early 2014. But I will finish this book. I believe in the story.


Books Galore

I have been on a how to splurge. I’ve been checking out writing books from the library. I’ve bought a couple of ebooks and  a few physical copies. Here’s one below:


I’ve been doing exercises. I’ve gotten at least twelve poems out of the Ordinary Genius book. I am really glad that I bought it. I highly recommend the book. 

I did write another 700 words on the book but I’m still kinda frustrated and I’m putting off working with it. I know I need to grit my teeth and get through it. Only 34,000 more words. I can do that but damn it I don’t feel like it! Is this the writer life?