A personalized rejection letter with specific suggestions is a huge step closer to a yes. Plus it can from one of the main science fiction publications. I'll take it!
Getting started is often the hardest part. It definitely was the case for me submitting short stories. I’d already submitted a few, and I’d received some personalized rejections, which was encouraging. For my non-writing readers, there really is such a thing as a good "no." Despite this fact, it was hard for me to pull… Continue reading Momentum
It has been a whirlwind around here. In addition to my annual hand writing notes in my holiday cards (I love that tradition!), which go out on the day after Thanksgiving, I have finished the fourth round of edits on my second novel. I thought the edits I did during my writer's retreat would… Continue reading What a Month!
A couple of years ago, I encountered a paper assignment from a class taught by my literary hero, Kurt Vonnegut. In reading the assignment, I realized that as an undergrad I would have dropped the class. It would have terrified me. Even just thinking about it made my chest tight. Out came my Adventure Girl cape. I… Continue reading Adventure Girl Disappoints Vonnegut