Tag Archives: acceptance

Another thing to celebrate

My husband and I got married twice. In November of 1984 we had a handfasting. The ceremony had no legal standing, but it was what we wanted – or at least what I wanted. Twenty-one years later, give or take … Continue reading

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New Fairy Tales

I’m really excited because the Aurora Wolf book of New Fairy Tales is out! The editor, Michael Pennington, told me this morning that he’s sending out my copy in the next couple of days. My story “Jane and the Wizard” … Continue reading

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Time to celebrate!

At the beginning of 2010 I set myself a goal – fifty submissions to paying venues or contests with cash prizes. I exceeded that goal in March and upped it to 200, and added another goal: twenty sales or wins. … Continue reading

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Refilling the well

News flash! I haven’t written a story, a poem, an essay or anything like that for a whole week – not since I finished up the first draft of “The Swan Harp”. I think I’ve temporarily written myself out, and … Continue reading

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Wading in the income stream

I love to write, and I’m trying to make a living doing what I love. There are lots of ways to sell writing. Currently I’m working on three – fiction, non-fiction and corporate writing. Fiction is self-explanatory. I’m going to … Continue reading

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The value of rejection

Progress in the career of writing comes in different forms. My favourite thing is acceptance, selling a story I wrote and getting paid for it. It’s wonderful for my ego, even if it’s only moderately nice for the pocketbook. (Let’s … Continue reading

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She shoots, she misses, she misses, she misses…

…but then – SHE SCORES! Hooray! I resist goal-setting. I think it’s part of my self-image as an artist. You know; artists are disorganised, they’re random, they don’t do things the way other people do, blah, blah, blah. This January, … Continue reading

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