(Photo was filtered through the Vinci iPhone app).
Excitement and thankfulness entwined in my heart, when I received another contract!
The anthology of extremely short stories under 275, single-syllable words is being compiled.
An editor sharpened and clarified my creation, with questions that challenged my concepts. The story was clear in my mind, but it might be muddled to readers. The editor used the reader’s viewpoint and what might be important to them.
Frankly, I was encouraged that instead of a rejection, an editor wished to work with me. Happy writing and don’t give up…
Dagan mused, “A lifetime of wonder burst upon my soul with various hues of love, horror, evil, and bliss.” Photo edited with the Prisma app.
“Desert vineyards grow slow, then produce.
Red hot, or white hot, why not?
Palettes burnt change a hue, all seduce.”
Photo using Prisma app.
Creating the character’s consistency of qualities and features for #kidlitart is a challenge.
I really enjoy #drawing and designing. Such a fun job!
It’s funny how an AFPA amazes me, (Acceptance For Publication Agreement) when that’s what I work toward. I signed one a few days ago. Ta dah!
The opposite is also true. A Rejection Email is a milestone which amazes me.
We all need feedback. Any form of feedback.
Pure excitement burst inside me when I received my first rejection. I told my critique group and wished I’d thought to have my iPhone camera ready. Their expressions ranged from stunned, confused, and comical. The confused member asked, “Why are you happy about that?”
“For me, it means I’m alive, working, and achieving…something. I’m doing the task of writing plus submitting articles and stories–not stashing them. You all told me that the industry changed and doesn’t send rejection letters on a regular basis. So, writers are often robbed of feedback. I sent the wrong story to the wrong publisher. I need to know.”
Here’s my cheer for the next form of feedback, “Yayeeeee!”
“King’s bard, until he misspeaks a word, then never heard.”
#TastyPoem prompt word-“dewy” #micropoetry #prompt
In honor of our 108 degree weather–
“Summer sun sizzles, all too bright. Scorched trails in shadow, hold nothing dewy overnight.”
Some of my critique group members went on a trip to a large metropolitan library. We watched this machine brew a book and learned about self-publishing options.
It was like seeing the “back office” of the publishing world. A maze of doors and hallways that require safe navigation through wisdom and research.
Preparation pays off before you self publish and it also protects you, because every choice you make creates a bend, an accident, or moves you safely forward on your road of writing.
#1lineWed, prompt word–OPEN
‘My heart and mind open a little more with every convincing word He speaks, and His knowledge creates an intimate bond.”
#WFWed, prompt word–“Light”
“Golden light shimmered with slanted rays into the damp cave and kept the darkness at bay.”