Sunday, December 02, 2012

Wait for it, wait for it...


REJECTION

One word, three simple syllables. 
REJECTION

Today I am bracing for it. 

Monday

The day I am expecting it. 

REJECTION

Tomorrow, Monday, I have multiple opportunities for rejection. 
A less pragmatic person, or an overly optimistic person, might say that tomorrow I have multiple opportunities for success. 
But I'm a little more pragmatic than that. I know I have multiple chances for success, but realistically, all of these opportunities will not pan out. And that is just fine with me. I don't need to win in every area. I'm okay with that. But it sure would be nice to have at least one win tomorrow. 
Ways I could win or lose tomorrow--
I find out if I am a finalist in a national contest (of all the things I may lose out, I'm okay losing this one. It has little to do with my personal merits and skills. If I'm going to lose, I'd rather lose at a lottery, and not because my efforts were not good enough.)
My second novel*, "This Just In," the sequel to "You Heard It Here First," goes up for sale! There's nothing quite like putting your heart and soul into something and then sitting back to see if anyone likes it or buys it.
I've interviewed for a few jobs and I'm sitting by the phone, hoping it will ring!
And I've written multiple articles over the past week and submitted them for publication in various places. I'm crossing my fingers some of them will get accepted. 
There's no telling if I will hear back for certain on any  of these opportunities tomorrow (except the contest, that one is set in stone). I'm not sure if that makes it better or worse not knowing. So if you see me walking around in a clown suit, pulling my hair out by the handful, be kind, and give me a Dr Pepper and point me in the direction of home. I'm about to go crazy with all of the uncertainty.




*I'll tell you a little secret. This Just In! Part One is actually already up on Kindle for 99 cents. But I haven't received the artwork yet. As soon as I get the cover image posted to Kindle the price will go up to $1.99. So if you hurry, and you don't care if you have a pretty picture on your Kindle, you can buy it now.

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