Every week, Grammarly https://app.grammarly.com/ sends me a progress report and encourages me to keep on writing. My current status is ‘Philosopher” and in October I managed to write 48,000 words. That’s the reason I’m not always active on WordPress, on any Social Media platform. I am, however, always touched when my followers like my posts or comments. Thank you for that.
As a writer, I’m familiar with the rejection process. When I submit I float on that cloud that maybe, just maybe, this is the submission that will be recognized. That glimmer of hope floats until that email arrives that holds the power to change everything.
There’s no other way to say it: It sucks. But it also recharges my determination. Social Media is a great way to help soften that blow, but it’s a balancing act that is hard to manage. Social Media and growing an audience is a full-time job. There is no other way around it.
So in the wake of another rejection letter, I decided to post some of my shorts on, Wattpad but as of January 6, 2021, decided to cancel my subscription. Wattpad and Vocal just aren’t for me, but look for me on https://literallystories2014.files.wordpress.com/2015/10/cropped-the-anthology.jpg, The Incident With The Knife will be published March 18, 2021. What remains a constant is that I am committed to writing fiction and being grateful for the kindness my social connections continue to bestow on me.