October 23

the future

By In Thoughts

Oh, and another thing: conversations in Shoreditch last night have led me to believe I need to broaden my horizons. Keep doing the competitions, but start submitting to magazines and the like. This is a scary thought in itself. What if they reject me?!

It is here I try to remember the words of Stephen King in On Writing: he put every rejection letter on a nail by his writing desk, and celebrated it. This takes guts. That man has a lot of guts. If I can manage just a quarter of his guts, I might do ok at this writing malarky.

Written by LJ McMenemy

Thinker of random thoughts. Writer of random dreams.
2 Comments
  1. Jenn B-H October 23

    Ah rejection! A necessary evil it seems. Like King just keep plugging away. The one (or more) yeses make up for every ‘no’. And you have been on a roll lately so keep it going! 🙂

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  2. April October 23

    Glad to hear you are going to start your collection of rejection letters! Every successful writer has a healthy collection. Address some envelopes to publishers tonight and fill them by next weekend. xx

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