Thursday, April 30, 2009

Thank heavens for children

I have to admit, I am a little surprised at how hard I took being rejected for the first time. I knew it was coming. No author survives unscathed, but it bummed me out all day. Today, I feel fine. It blows my mind how fast the storm comes and leaves for me, but I definitely need a day to feel bad.

I was pleasantly surprised at how sweet my two oldest boys were. They were so sympathetic and loving, hugging me numerous times and giving their condolences. It really touched me. Now the hubby, bless his heart, is another story. He's not great at nurturing which normally is fine. I don't need tons, but when I'm sick or depressed, he runs the other way. I have forgiven him of course, but I let him know I was unhappy about that. Thank heavens my kids have big hearts!

So today, I stuck my hand back into the blender of writing and sent out another query. I'm hoping to add to the beautiful brass nail on my wall where I hang my rejections. I'll let you know how that goes!


Anonymous said...

So sorry, Melissa. But I have no doubt you're going to make it. Mainly, because you're steadfast and determined. They say it takes 10,000 hours of dedicated work to master a field of endeavor, and most give up before 5,000. So if you stick with it, you will prevail where the others fail and become a master writer! Go for it, and don't be discouraged -- I know you've got the gumption!

Melissa Cunningham said...

Thanks Paul. You don't know what that means for you to say that. I will keep going. I don't give up that easy! =) Thanks for the vote of confidence!

Cathy Witbeck said...

Kids are great. My kids always say nasty things about the folks who reject me. You know, "A pox on their puny heads," and stuff like that.(My sixteen year old is in theater)It helps.
Keep after it, baby steps and all that. Have you tried magazine articles? It sometimes helps to publish little stuff for fun.

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