I have had several disappointments in the professional realm of late. Two fellowships that I didn’t get, as well as a grant for some funding. Plus regular rejections of course. I need to find a career path with less negativity since–as we all know–I produce enough blahs on my own.
But a few good things. An essay forthcoming on a great website that has writing I respect (Hip Mama), an essay to be included in an anthology, and a YES today on a story I’ve been shopping around for more than two years.
If I was a plumber, maybe things would be less up and down. But then I would be a plumber. Sigh. So that’s where the writing world is at right now.