I've had it. I'm sick and tired of feeling sorry for myself which I've been doing WAY too much lately. It doesn't solve anything, it doesn't make me feel better, and no one wants to hear about it!
I've let myself get too focused on the things which aren't going well in my life and it's distracted me from the things that are going well. And that's just not a good way to live.
Right now, right this minute, even though I'm achy and my rejection string is running up into the high double-digits, I've got a positive attitude. And darn it, I'm GOING to hang onto it.
Whew... OK. It felt good to get that out. I went to my Tae Kwon Do class tonight for the first time in weeks and even though my arm and shoulder were sore, I did what I could with the other parts of my body. I've got some rejected stories that I need to get back out the door, and I'm going to do that tonight. And I'm going to finish revising the story for the Kazka Press contest that's due in under six hours as I type this blog post.
And I'm going to try my best to stay positive, no matter what.
Here endeth the rant.
The plan. Well, call this more a preview of a plan. I'm bringing back Dissecting the Short Story. I'm still working out all of the details, but I plan to post the details of the plan on Thursday this week. Here's a hint: Those polls you saw on the blog, about print and online publications? Yeah. They're part of this.
For now, adieu... I've ranted my rant and teased my plan and now I'm going to get some small folks into bed and get to writing!