Understanding Success as a Unpublished Writer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had begun to grow I knew I needed to reevaluate the way I measured my … Continue reading Understanding Success as a Unpublished Writer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