Yes, it is the first Wednesday of the month and time for our Insecure Writer's Group. Go visit and make some new friends. Alex is a great host and you will discover you aren't alone.
It seems like someone is trying to suck the air out of my lungs lately and it is affecting my voice. I was thrilled to turn the calendar to November. October is a month of magic and fun, usually one of my favorite times of the year, not this year. A lot happened in October; it has made me feel less confident. I had two articles in the works and then poof gone. One contact via email and one via letter. I complied and nothing happened. There were words like Congrats mentioned in both and then no update. I am new to this gig, but was kind of stunned. I had gotten the impression, when I was at this point, it was highly likely to happen. It isn't a sure thing, till you see yourself in print. This is what happens when we get into new situations. We don't know what to expect. It rattled me a bit, but it is always good to know both sides of the coin. I guess this is part of the process, lesson learned. Try, try again! What lesson or lessons have you learned along the way?