What I’m Reading

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I have been slacking on the literary front. Meaning I haven’t read leisurely in quite some time. To be completely honest, after my disappointment with Brooklyn GirlsI have not actually been reading as frequently as I should. I don’t think I want to go through the heartbreak again. 😉 Well, that’s about to change! I recently picked up Ladies’ Night by Mary Kay Andrews and it looks rather interesting. So far I’ve gotten through the first few chapters and it’s pretty good. Hopefully it’ll stay that way. I’ll be sure to fill you in on it once I’m finished. Here’s to hoping! What books are you reading? Also, any recommendations are welcomed! 🙂

I Came, I Saw, I Got Rejected

Greetings!!

I am here writing to you all to tell you about my great news of failure! I was turned down today because my writing was not what they were looking for and I can honestly say I could not be more pleased. You’re probably thinking I must be on something, but really, I am glad to have received this news. Why you might ask? Because I’ve been rejected and I’m STILL HERE!!!

A few weeks ago I wrote about how I received some constructive criticism and I took it pretty hard. I also admitted that I have not had too many opportunities where my work was not good enough. It made me super sensitive to negative feedback because of my lack of experience of it. Well, that’s changing! It’s strange, I receive the email and instead of doing my normal “hide in bed and watch Duck Dynasty” routine, guess what? I wrote another article. It was that simple. Dare I say, my skin is getting thicker.

I appreciate the rejection because this time around, it made me more determined to get more involved in my writing and work harder. As a freelancer, I’ve been super fortunate to be a part of several projects that help fund my Starbucks addiction. This has also made me complacent in my writing capabilities. So to be told no every once in awhile forces me to reevaluate and put in some effort.

Today helped me solidify that I really enjoy what I do and I’m able to conquer one of my biggest fears: failure. I can’t tell you how encouraging it was for me and that it’s motivating me to keep on in my writing pursuits. Ok, now that I have that out of my system, it’s back to the writing board. Happy Tuesday!

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