This morning I received yet another email from a literary agent unwilling to represent me and get Sunset Cove published. This marked the fifth rejection email I’ve received on the project. This morning’s email was different, though. It wasn’t an automated response generated from an overbooked agent, nor was it a task assigned to a secretary giving the stereotypical “thanks, but no thanks” response. Instead, … Continue reading Update: Handling Rejection
Sometimes someone comes into our lives to let us know what we’ve been missing. Throughout my adventure in the written word, reflection has been my most common genre in my portfolio. One could suspect that I would know myself well by reading any post on here or any poem in my poetry book, and normally I would agree with anyone who believed that sentiment, but … Continue reading Reminded How to Feel
The thought of death has never scared me. To me it seems like death is falling asleep but simply not waking up. The fear comes from the way we die; the uncertainty of the pain or struggle and the unsureness of if we’ve lived acceptable lives by our own standards. My biggest fear isn’t from falling asleep and never waking, but waking up one morning, … Continue reading Fear of Aging
Which is more powerful: the desire for something you want but haven’t yet obtained, or the desire for something you once had but lost? This question was posed to me by none other than Alex Bumpers on August 16, 2016. I remember the exact date because it was a question I spent hours agonizing over, wondering what could possibly be the answer. This question scrambled … Continue reading Irretrievable Past or Uncertain Future?