Tag Archive | discouragement

April Showers of Blessing—Part II

The Bible says, “Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.” That could mean a season of time where one is sad or depressed. I’ve been there. But truly, joy does come eventually. More on that next week.

The challenge is to keep going, keep trying. “And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.” Galatians 6:9 #DueSeason #amwriting #GodsTimingForYourLife #AprilShowersofBlessing Click to Tweet

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Disappointments and Expectations—Part III

What's this little guy feeling?

What’s this little guy feeling?

This whole fall season has been frustrating and disappointing to me, in many ways. All professionally, not personally. I have the greatest husband in all the world and we’ve married 29 years. But my writing is going nowhere. My question: how long do I persist in pursuing something that may never happen? How much money do I throw into it? I’ve already put in thousands of dollars and years––with virtually no return on my investment.

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Let’s Face It – what about brick walls?

A brick wall at Jerusalem's Golden Gate

A brick wall at Jerusalem’s Golden Gate

What is it in your life you don’t want to face right now? For me, it’s this: after all I’ve done to get my manuscript ready for publication, it still might not be ready. It’s been professionally edited. I spent a lot of money on it – never mind the time.

What prompted this? I got another reject letter this week – from another agent. This one was a nice reject, written by the agent himself, and he offered the positive things he liked, besides saying the writing could improve and be stronger.

Sheesh. So what do I do now? Pay another couple thousand dollars to have it edited by another professional? I’ve already spent a LOT of money on editing, plus a LOT on writing classes. How much more do I spend?

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