Tag Archives: disappointment

Writer’s Block or Transition Failure


I just emailed the first complete draft for Around the Writer’s Block to my editor Gaby with a cc to my agent Michelle. Four weeks early! I “should” be excited, ecstatic even. I’m not. I called Claudia to tell her I’d just emailed the book. After she congratulated me, she added “I kinda wanted to be […]

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Faux Allies?


Every once in a while, something on reality TV sparks my imagination. The last minutes of the penultimate episode of Project Runway gave me something to think about. Michael C. became of the artistst who believe that success is the only justification they have.

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When is Winning Really Losing?


What’s better for you: an easy win (e.g. your writer’s group loves your latest effort, the query you sent gets a quick and enthusiastic go-ahead, a blog post almost writes itself) or a painful setback (e.g. your writer’s group has questions and suggestions for your next revision, the editor you queried says “No thanks,” it […]

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