So begins the first day etcetera

12 Sep

Right then, I’ve finally wrangled a draft of the memoir into shape enough that I can call it a draft and today I will ship it off to someone for their feedback. Which means that it is time to take step two in the return to my freelancing career.* I have determined that I am strong enough to return to the cycle of rejection, rejection, rejection, sniff of success, rejection, rejection, acceptance, oh sorry journal has just folded after all, rejection, acceptance.** This means, today I shall be finding a journal or magazine currently taking submissions and then, over the coming days (or weeks – see asterisked explanation of career) writing an entire complete piece and submitting it for consideration.

*career applied here in the loosest of possible applications
** yes, yes, happiness and success gurus, I know I’m supposed to be envisioning success, but please to be allowing me some reality…for as Dr Phil says, ‘The best predictor of future behaviour is past behaviour’

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4 Responses to “So begins the first day etcetera”

  1. SQ September 13, 2010 at 12:45 pm #

    Please don’t let Dr Phil be your happiness guru!

    • ThirdCat September 13, 2010 at 12:53 pm #

      but he’s so wise

  2. SQ September 13, 2010 at 12:46 pm #

    Oh, and I forgot to say – brilliantly well done on the first draft. Hooray for you.

  3. Mary September 13, 2010 at 3:18 pm #

    We were using that saying waaay back in my distant past as a recruitment consultant.

    Just keep plugging away our trace, we are all here cheering you on..

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