Wednesday, June 27, 2012

I Got a Rejection and Didn't Die

Somewhere on the world wide web, I saw a post about Crimson Romance taking submissions. So I dug out an old MS, polished it up and submitted it. I was pretty excited when they requested a full. But I didn't get my hopes up too high. Because I knew it wasn't my best work. I like the story and everything but I wrote it a long time ago. Before I really knew what I was doing (not that I know now but I have a better idea) Then I got the "thanks but no thanks" email. It sucked but I got over it. I think I'm glad I got my first rejection on something I didn't have my whole heart and soul into. Not that I expect to get an offer right away on something else. But I'll have more faith in it. Which will make rejection even more gut wrenching. That only makes an offer even more sweet!

Monday, June 25, 2012

30 Days of Creativity

I love the internet. Seriously, though, who doesn't? There's something for everybody. And so many ways to connect with people. My favorite way to connect is through pictures. I'm an Instagram junkie. I love it. Nothing but pictures. Perfect. Facebook is nice for seeing pictures of people you know. But Instagram can be people you know or strangers. In different countries even. It's cool.  Unfortunately, as with any part of the internet, there are the idiots who just want followers and only post pictures of celebrites that they didn't even take. It's like cheating. Those people suck.

Sorry. I got on a roll there. That really has nothing to do with what I'm trying to get at.

30 Days of Creativity. I did it last year. I think I first came across it on Tumblr (another good way to get a picture fix). Then Twitter. This year, I've been doing it from Instagram because I can tweet and tumble (is that right?)  from the app. And I can also upload my pictures to a Pinterest board I created. There are so many ways to share. The hashtag is #30DoC, if you're interested in joining. It's fun to be creative.
PS I originally wrote this post earlier in the month, but it never posted. Sorry for the lateness!!