Understanding Success as a Unpublished Writer

This is a short companion post to last week’s piece about my failure board. I thought I was going to be published within a couple years of writing my first novel. When that didn’t happen, and when my failure board had begun to grow I knew I needed to reevaluate the way I measured my … Continue reading Understanding Success as a Unpublished Writer

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Why I Keep Track of my Writing Failures

I have a corkboard in my room that I call my failure board. On it I keep notes about all the contests and queries I’ve sent that were rejected. Really early in my writing journey I decided I would keep track of all the times I failed as a writer. While blindly believing I would … Continue reading Why I Keep Track of my Writing Failures

The Importance of Being Challenged

It’s been nearly six years since I felt as inexperienced as a writer as I do right now. Over the past weekend I attended an all day writing workshop with local author Andre Harden. He was wonderful at delivering the wisdom and methods he has picked up since he first started writing. In the first … Continue reading The Importance of Being Challenged