Writing Injury

When I turned 40, my husband surprised me with a three-night trip to Mexico. The relaxation benefits of the trip extended far beyond our actual time away. Whenever I needed a mini-break in the weeks leading up to our departure, I would sit back and scroll through the...

Starting Again

“So, are you still writing?” I get asked this a lot, and I always feel like the bottom is falling out of my stomach. Of course I’m still writing. I have never stopped writing. I have a bookshelf full of spiral bound, pretty journals to prove it. I sit down every day,...

Rejections

I made a promise to myself a few months back that I would submit two stories a month to literary journals, contests, online magazines, etc. After two years of working on a collection of short stories, I now have 15 stories in the bank. They are good stories. Some are...