Today I think we will talk about having an impact with your writing.
QUOTE OF THE DAY
So, what kind of impact do you want with your writing? Are you looking for comments? Are you looking for book sales? Are you looking for acceptance from editors or the reading public?
Remember that negative responses can be considered an impact as well. When I first started writing, I received a rather nasty comment one day on an article I had written for HubPages. Now I admit, at first I was upset…angry….and discouraged. I mean, nobody wants to hear that he is full of it or that he completely missed the mark, right?
Over time I have come to realize that even negative comments mean I have had an impact, and isn’t that why we all write in the first place? We want to make our mark in this world. We want to inspire or inform. So whether the comments are negative or positive we are still making an impact, and I find that comforting.
The same can be said when you get rejected by a magazine editor or a book publisher. There is one thing that is much worse than being rejected by an editor and that, my friends, is to never have tried and thus assured yourself of never having a chance. Being rejected puts you in great company and it means that you made the effort and took the chance, which means you have big cajones. J
It’s all about perspective my friends.
SITE OF THE DAY
If you don’t already follow Kelly’s blog then do so now. Her blog is called The Real Housewife and you can find it here.
PROMPT OF THE DAY
One of my newer pictures from my trip to Pe Ell this weekend. Yes, the new travel series, Exploring The Back Roads, has its initial entry today and you can find that here.
As for this picture, see me, feel me, touch me, sing along with me. J Use your senses and write a paragraph.
CONTEST OF THE DAY
The White Pine Press Poetry Contest is taking submissions now until November 30th. Entry fee is $20 with a $1,000 first prize. Here are those submission guidelines.
THOUGHT OF THE DAY
I’m currently writing an article about writing excellence. Simply stated, I do not understand writing without trying to be excellent in writing….but then, I don’t understand parenting without trying to be excellent in parenting, or any other job or vocation or hobby or whatever. We have limited time here on earth; we have incredible gifts and talents; why would we settle for mediocrity?
THAT’S ALL FOR TODAY
Anything that I missed? Probably, but if so I’ll do it again on Thursday and try to plug the holes. Have a great week of writing and remember to drop me a line if I can do anything to help you and your writing career.
“Helping writers to spread their wings and fly.”