Sunday, October 27, 2013

Building a Writing Life - One Rejection at a Time

My writing life took a giant leap forward this summer when I enrolled in the Washington University Summer Writers Institute.  For two intensive weeks, I explored what my strengths and weaknesses are as a writer, and most importantly, I came to understand that for me, writing is the way I make sense of my life and the world around me.  Metabolizing the world through the written word is the point of my writing.  If/when I am published, that will be the cherry on the top.

My author's statement is "To feast on words, explore their power and serve up writings which inspire and encourage my readers and myself."

My amazing instructor Deanna Benjamin said this summer, "You are going to submit 300 pieces, and get one published."  Her comment sparked the theme of this blog: to celebrate every rejection as an opportunity to learn and hone my craft.  When work is accepted, the celebrations will be sweeter.

I'd love for you to join me on this writing (and reading) adventure.


  1. Can't wait to celebrate with you!

  2. I love "Metabolizing the world through the written word is the point of my writing."