Category Archives: Rejection

Babies, the Beach, and Submission Amnesia

Sometimes, when I really stop to think about it, I am convinced that we writers are certifiable. We put ourselves out there; our hearts and souls and words sliced open and served up to the entire world. We optimistically send … Continue reading

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Check Yourself

Sending your work out on submission is hard. So is rejection. I suspect that many of us can handle rejection alright. I mean, it’s not fun. (Although we can get together and try to have a little fun with it!) But … Continue reading

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Horrible Feelings!

Having a preteen daughter means that I’ve been having lots of conversations lately about FEELINGS. I find myself saying the following things on a regular basis… “It is totally normal to feel this way, but you get to decide how … Continue reading

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And Then It’s Spring

I came home last week with a huge stack of picture books about spring. There are so many great ones, and it’s April, which makes it the perfect time to peruse the stacks and be inspired. I picked AND THEN … Continue reading

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Let’s Play Rejection Bingo with Kirsten Larson!

If you’re submitting your work, rejection is going to happen. That’s just the way it is. So why not have some fun with it? Not too long ago Kirsten Larson posted her rejection bingo in our private Sub It Club … Continue reading

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The Art of Tumbling: How to Fail without Falling to Pieces

If you’re submitting your work, then I’m guessing that you may have had some experience with feeling like you’re “failing”. Do rejections equal failure? Definitely not! But we all know that sometimes it can be tough to take on those … Continue reading

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Digging for the Spectacular

I’m not always the best movie companion. There is something in me that can’t help trying to predict what is going to happen. My writer brain kicks in and instantly diagrams the plot. It wouldn’t be so bad if I … Continue reading

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