Saturday, February 28, 2009


Momentum is like a snowball--just as likely to melt as it is to build speed!

My momentum has had a meltdown of sorts. Who knew that February would be such a busy month? A week-long vacation and a visit from family and Poof--February is suddenly March. Wow.

But, much to my own surprise, I have managed to complete my monthly goals. In all honesty, I will probably complete February's final goal during the first week of March--but I can live with that.

Just like I seem to be living with writing. It is becoming a natural part of my day, my week and my month. It seems natural to clear my desk, jot down my list of goals and go to bed knowing that the next day will be productive. I am pleased with my progress, which helps my momentum, thus increasing my production!

We should never underestimate the value of clearly defined goals.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Double Whammy!

Today I received two rejection letters.

Of course I was disappointed, but I feel really good, too.

One year ago, I had no idea I could be a freelance writer. One year ago, I had never heard of Writer Mama, I had no idea that I could write and submit articles to regional publications, and I didn't even know Military Spouse Magazine even existed.

I have had articles published in over 10 regional publications and have had an essay picked up by a national magazine. I write a monthly column for an international magazine. I have come so far, how can I be discouraged? Receiving rejections means that I am persevering, learning and trying. And for goodness sake, I only work about 12 hours a week!

It is so hard to be rejected. It is so good to be writing.