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Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Just when I thought I was wasting my time...

I've missed out on a few things I really wanted this year, in blogging and writing terms. The constant rejection can be quite devastating and erode all confidence.  Just when I was wondering if I should give up completely, I got the email letting me know my story was in the Hunter Writer Centre's Grieve Anthology again this year. It really gave me the boost I needed to continue, and know that I just need to keep at it.

I know I'm not alone in these feelings at the moment, so I will quote myself from last year's Proud Moments post "...to anyone else who is struggling with the crappity crap of life, sinking in a sea of uncertainty, search your blog for 'proud' and 'pride'. You'll be amazed what long forgotten memories and ideas are sitting there, waiting to cheer you up".

With Social September upon us, I'll be trying to write a few more stories, and focus a little more on the fiction side of writing...so happy holidays to you all, and see you in October (I will still be on twitter and the travel blog).

Linking with #FYBF & Flat Bum Mum

16 comments:

  1. Congrats - thats's awesome news! I missed out on being in the anthology but it was my first ever attempt at writing anything other than blog posts so no great surprise there. Lots to learn when it comes to writing....you are obviously doing something right despite the feeling of missing out and rejection Lydia x

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  2. That's truly wonderful news. Congrats mate!

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  3. Isn't it nice to get that little 'boost' just when you need it! Congrats on your publication.

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  4. Yay for you! Great idea doing a search of proud and pride. Great idea. Off to check out the Travel Blog

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  5. Being published anywhere is such a boost- congrats on your inclusion!

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  6. Congrats that is fantastic news :)

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  7. Oh yay! Well done. Very exciting! I know that feeling. I was supposed to do some freelancing this year but haven't really pitched anything and don't really understand why. I feel like a failure when I haven't even properly tried!!!

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  8. Congrats on your story being published! That's excellent news and must make you feel great :)

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  9. Well done.. I think that happens so often. The times you want to give up and then with a little persistence you are reminded to keep on going. X

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  10. Wow - that's so exciting for you. Congratulations! All your hard slog has paid off :-)

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  11. Congrats chickie. With life going so quickly, sometimes keeping a track of all our emotions is difficult. Big hugs to you. #FYBF

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  12. I'm so happy for you. It's very well deserved. x

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  13. Well done and definitely don't give up. Mel xx #fybf

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  14. Congrats, that's a fantastic achievement! :)

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  15. Oh that's great news! So glad you got the boost you needed. Bron x

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