Stick a Fork in Me-Part 2

Wait…where’s part 1? I’ll get to that. This is my third attempt at a blog this week. You ever have weeks like that? Don’t lie–I know you do. You may not blog, but things catch up to you and it’s all you can do to keep your anger in check. Or tears.Hubs reminded me, “That’s why they call it an emotional rollercoaster.”



Here is the beginning to Part 1, written on Monday, after yet another rejection:

If one more person says that another rejection is in God’s timing, I’m going to say something I regret.


Same goes for J.K. Rowling quotes or stats.

Leave me alone.


Let me give you some pointers, if you plan on heading down the path to becoming a writer.

  1. “Write what you know.” Unless it isn’t what the market wants. Then be prepared to write things just to get someone, anyone, to look in your direction. Because it really isn’t about what you know, it’s about what will sell.
  2. Friends are necessary. They make the rejections bearable. Tell you not to post anger-fueled blogs or that it’ll be okay with more chocolate. Both of these things are true, but today is not that day.


Know this: there were ten bullet points. Ten honest and raw things nearly every author has experienced. Although I thought it appropriate, I also know it is unwise to burn bridges.


I have news coming, bright, shiny news. If this were the blog I typed on Monday, I’d say that I was going to walk away for awhile. But today is not that day. Plus, there are ducks to get in a row.


Everything isn’t sunshine and lollipops, but there are chocolate and friends to help. And random Facebook messages to make you question your sanity.


About sarahb5149

When tasked with how to describe myself, I get quiet, leading people to believe that I am trying to come up with something deep and meaningful. In fact, I am trying to decide which to display without confusing them. I'm a Christian. And that doesn't mean that I simply say it - I love the Lord and have figured out over the years that He knows what He's doing, even when I am stomping my feet or looking at Him like I have no clue what is going on (*hint* it happens more than I'd care to admit). Writing has been a passion of mine since I was a wee lil' thing; I kept my first poem in all of it's stammering, unevenness. Wife and mom, daughter and sister, aunt and Sunday School teacher, I adore the roles that God has given me. A bit of a sci-fi nerd, geek and self proclaimed dork, there isn't much that I won't try at least once...unless it involves mayonnaise because that stuff is just gross. View all posts by sarahb5149

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