fear / letters / life / neurotic thinking / other blog / passion / publication / rejection / short story / Story-a-Day-May / wishing / writing

Maybe No Passion Whatsoever

The world may benefit from my stories…but that’s a bit hard to believe, isn’t it? Somewhere in my subconscious must be the belief that sharing what comes out of my head is a good and interesting thing. What evidence is there for this grandiose thinking? The rejection letter received today reads: ‎”Thank you so much … Continue reading

editors / letters / neurotic thinking / novel / publication / rejection / writing

Please forgive this impersonal blog entry. Your comments, however, will be accepted.

These are a few of the rejections I’ve received over the years. A few were addressed to me, though many were addressed to Dear Author. Due to the current status of the publishing industry–and the selectivity that the market now demands, we regret that we cannot consider your material at this time. I can’t decide … Continue reading

letters / memory / mom

dress the part

I was in high school in the 80s when my mother wrote this. This money order is not just a Christmas present. People your age need to dress appropriately. As your mother, I’m going to add some advice about spending this money–you’re probably going to get a lot of advice. Ignore everybody. Make yourself happy. … Continue reading