Just Keep Swimming…

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I’ve taken another hiatus and I apologize. I’ve yet to figure out a way to balance my fictional writing and blog writing. I seem to only be able to do one at a time. This hiatus, I’ve been busy writing many short stories and submitting like crazy. Anyone who has sent a piece into a literary market knows what a disheartening process it is. For example, in the past two days I’ve received two rejections. That’s just in the past two days.

In the past I would usually just stop writing after one or two rejections rolled in, but this time I decided, no, just keep writing, keep submitting. I’ve made it through about fifteen or so rejections without quitting so far. I don’t think this new found determination has come from a new growth of a thick, tough skin or a deep character refurbishment. I attribute it to one thing:…

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