The response was reasonably positive from the editor, as he speculated on using the article sent him, at some stage in the future. The article’s done and dusted, now waiting.
I had a flash of inspiration. My updates on my writing project may be less for a little while as I republish, on a regular basis until complete, many of my old articles on http://www.petesarticles.wordpress.com.
This republishing project may take about a year or so or thereabouts, but during this process I will still post on this blog about books, movies, music, individual unique words, and musings and poetry at petespoetries.wordpress.com.
After republishing, I will continue to tackle my writing project/s.
An idea seems worthy of keeping and filing away, but then it’s accidentally deleted, but on thinking about the idea, it wasn’t that good after all. A moment in the life of a writer; pain, reasoning, acceptance of reality.
Takes time. Two projects in effect, taking time on them both. Rejections, had a couple, but their mist dissipates soon after. Successes, too, lifts one up. It’s not everything. Frank Sinatra sings. The sun still shines. Life can be fine.
A view to the positive while being realistic, a healthy balance, which can get out of whack.
Parts of the writer’s life are as follows: desire to write, research, writing, promotion of a book, and there may be others. Each part requires commitment, but it may be that a writer finds commitment easier in one part than another. For example, does one have enough sense of entitlement to promote one’s book? Is one committed to the promotion? I guess if there is any hint of reservation in any of these parts then it may be best not to do it and don’t waste a publisher’s or your own time. Sick to what one is committed to and work the rest out from there.
Had aimed to submit to a publisher by the end of the month. But I was uncertain because of a previous rejection there. So am hanging up this poetry until another date and submit to a different publisher.
A few years ago I had the urge to pursue Christian publications overseas, after realizing that the other genres I was pursuing wasn’t working. I prayed that if this is what God wanted me to do, it would come about, and it did, in terms of Christian-based articles and pieces like that. The last five years has been encouraging in that there has been work for me in the Christian genre. Now, a few doors are always open to me to submit work, but apart from this, the Christian writing I started five years ago, is complete for this period of my writing and there is nothing new to pursue in terms of Christian articles and those types of writings. I thought about religious book publishers, but books are on the backburner for me if not at all. At the moment, I’m looking into another genre, or genres, to see what happens with submissions to those, and continue blogging. Maybe star in a musical.
Meanwhile, watching The Last Jedi movie trailer. The moral of the saga will probably be complete next episode. Meanwhile, young lives go on, unsure of what the meaning of the moral is, but needing to know, because their lives depend on it. I want to know.
With three publishers wanting to see my work, you’d think I’d be happy about that. Well, I am, but it’s just three isn’t it? It’s casual writing work. Short writing or thereabouts. Like it. Would like more avenues but am grateful for what’s in the writing department.
With avenues for writers scarce in the religious genre, the younger ones are being promoted. Did a lot back in the day when the publishers were still going. Hope the younger ones do well.
May just find something else as well. So I keep the possibility open. Have two websites I use for information on publishing somewhere else.
With the thought of possibility, one may never let the possibility die. Opportunities may come and go, but possibility can be forever, whatever happens. Because one thinks, what if? Then you keep on going.