Questioning the self

The darker side of the fire.

When a new writer arrives at this crazy thing we call the publishing world, they are eager to get their work out. Some jump at the first opportunity to publish not realizing  they are walking right into a trap. Others spam and annoy the older story dragons get blocked and occasionally swatted down. A few take a few moments to at least learn a bit about all of this before the rejection slips start piling up and swallow them whole.

It’s no wonder that many of those fresh faces disappear a month, or even a few years after their appearance. Dishearted, they crawl back from where they started. Maybe to return after they’ve learned a few lessons. Some never to be seen again.

Those who have a few successes at publishing, stand around the edges of the crowd. They watch. They listen. Some might seek out a mentor. Others earn…

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I am an artist, accountant and author living in western New York, transplanted from Denmark, Michigan, Florida, West Virginia, Pennsylvania (in that order!) I love the beauty of the world and sharing it with others through jewelry, photography, digital painting and writing.

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