Tuesday, February 07, 2006


It's February in Michigan. It's cold. It's snowing. I'm halfway through this semester and only one more to go to get my MBA. In the midst of all this, the Fearsome Foursome (me, Robin, Ronie, and Dineen) had a call from a publisher that had us scrambling to get our manuscripts in order. All this while I'm writing term papers, taking online tests, and, oh yeah, having a life. Today said publisher gave us the old heave-ho. It takes a bit of pressure off but was still a disappointment. It wouldn't be so bad if it were just me, but these ladies have worked so hard and, after not even a year of knowing them, I want so much to see them published. I have these recurring nightmares (in the daytime) that a publisher sends us a note saying "Great series! But that Ron guy really dragged you down!"

Okay, I'm not that bad. But it does add to the pressure element when others are counting on you. That's the one nice thing about writing--you're failure is your own. No one else to blame. On the other hand, with others counting on me, it sure pushes me to do my best.

I'm determined to get onto writing subjects on this blog. School takes up most of my time now, though. I'll catch up after the snow melts and the Tigers start another losing season. Wait for me!


:-)Ronie said...

I can so relate to the school thing!! UGH!! WAh--you'll be done sooner than me. No fair. LOL

And it's very encouraging the rejection we got. Just have to get over that one hurdle...being pubbed. sigh

Janice said...

I feel for you infamous four.

I hope there's better news the next time around.

Camy Tang said...

I'm so sorry to hear about the R. But I also heard how encouraging a R it was. Good job! It was just bad timing, I think. God has something else planned for you guys.

BTW, I absolutely LOVED your post on Storyboard. I was LMAO.

Robin Cynclair said...

Oh, sweetie, did you not read the letter from the editor? The storyline is INCREDIBLE (her words, not ours) and the writing, ALL of the writing, was GREAT (again, her words, not ours). And basically we now know that it's all good, we're just rejected just because we're all unpubbed! That's the ONLY reason! So, you, nor anybody else held up anyone! LOL

Dineen A. Miller said...

You tell him, Robin! Ron, you're a great writer, dude. No worries there. We'll get there. ALL of us.

Robin Cynclair said...

Where we go one, we go all!