I’m left wondering how close or how far a story is from what I want and need

Keywords: publishing , writing , rejection , short stories , submissions

I tend to submit my stories to magazines whose acceptance rates are 1% – 3%. I’m still trying to figure out what kind of stories the editors of those magazines prefer, so there’s much fingers-crossed submitting which results in rejections at least once a week.


I have this deep desire to be wise, and seek wisdom, I am very accepting of adding another year to my age

Keywords: life , love , birthday , blogging , encouragement , gratitude , kindness , personal , positive , self , truth , worth

You have this moment. Now. Please take a deep breath and as you exhale, remind yourself that you are worthy! You are amazing! You are seen! Because you exist, somebody’s life is better! You make a bigger positive impact than what you will ever think you do! And then get out there, wrinkles and all, and remind someone else that they matter too! ❤