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Damnation, I want to be writing for profit! I want to make my publishers a ton of money so that they can go ‘whoot’ and roll in cash. I want to keep my family in the lifestyle they deserve. One hundred years from now, I want scholars to be picking apart my work looking for clues of my inner life. My cat deserves caviar and emerald collars! I want new books! And unlimited bookcases!
For the first time ever, I had more accpetances in a week than rejections.
Well, it’s been an exciting few months. What do you want first? The good news or the bad news?
Bad news? Well, since January, my mum broke her hip, I’ve had a skin cancer cut out of my ankle and it is taking a long time to heal (it is still a scab and hurts), and my computer back-ups died and I thought I’d lost ALL MY WRITING. I’ve been crying a bit more than usual.
Good News! The company Computer Fixperts were able to recover 99% of my writing. The skin cancer was completely removed and I don’t need radiation treatment or chemotherapy. My mum had a clean break, they pinned it, and she is back at home and recovering well.
More good news: I have had FIVE acceptances since January. And a publisher is interested in my turning a short story into a book. Below is a link to one of my newly published stories!
There is a list of things that give me satisfaction. Last night, as our new family member, Artemis the kitten, cuddled up to me and purred … I was content to just hold her and listen to her.
Getting an acceptance is another form of satisfaction. (Or even an encouraging rejection with helpful advice.)
Finding the exact word I’ve been seeking.
Spending time with my friends and family.
Meeting my writing goals.
What brings satisfaction to your life?