Let Your Words Flow

Let Your Words Flow
Let Your Words Flow

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Not sure how much time I will have the next few days, so I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas!

I hope Santa brings me a new battery for my computer. I have to drag a cord around because the old one will not hold a charge. It has done well for the past two years, but all things must end.

What is on your Dear Santa, this is what I need for my writing list?

Have a very Merry Christmas!


Wednesday, December 12, 2012

More on rejection letters

I made the comment about my last post about rejection letters, "I guess the only way to avoid them is to stop writing. I kinda like them." I used to love to play computer games. From Zork to Zak McKrackan and the Alien Mindbenders. I put a lot of time into them. Most of the time I would get a "Game Over." Sometimes I would get a "You Win!" Of course it made me feel good to win. I can't show you that I won or lost, I can only tell you. What do I have to show for my time? Nothing.

Now I spend most of my free time writing. Now I get to make up the adventures. I have put a lot of time into writing, but I have proof that I did it. I even have official "Game Over" documents in the form of rejection letters. Just like in the computer games, I can start over by resubmitting somewhere else. You can bet that the day I get a "You Win" acceptance, I will show the world.

If you have a favorite computer game, what was it? How much time did you spend on them?

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Rejection Letters.

What to with a rejection letter? Toss it? Frame it? File it? I say file it. I hear of struggling writers using them as wallpaper, but that would be a lot of letters.

 There are two things a writer must do to receive a rejection letter. First, you must submit, and second, you must include a SASE. I always make sure I use one large enough and with enough postage for my manuscript to be returned. This way I can file the actual MS with the letter, and know which version I submitted.

I started a notebook with page protectors to file all correspondence from every submission. It is nice to go through it every once in a while just to remind myself that I am actually producing and submitting.

Yes, I reject rejection so I always tweak each returned MS and find another place to submit.

Until next time, keep writing.