From my very first post I wanted to pay homage to the speech which inspired the title of my blog, Ain't I a Woman? by Sojourner Truth. Such a beautiful speech, such a beautiful name, such a beautiful woman. It is one of my favorite pieces. I strive to emulate this style in my own work. Poetic and powerful. Honest and unafraid. Memorable. And I like brevity. It too is beautiful. This is the standard I wish to be held to as I explore the question with you ~ ain't I a writer?
"Obliged to you for hearing me, and I do have a few things more to say..."

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Monday, February 1, 2010

Book-end Bummers

     Could have written a fairly decent recap of a productive week. I really did get a lot of work done. But I guess I got a little side-lined by my two big fat (actually they were quite brief so I'm exaggerating for effect) rejection letters. They are a matched set. Identical. Form rejection notes. I've gotten plenty of these in the past, and usually they don't really bother me. But the one from Yankee that was about an adaptation of my research paper on Peyton Place was tough to take. I had written that article especially for that magazine, worked so very hard on it, and thought it had a decent chance of being accepted.    Bummer.
     I am going to send it on elsewhere though.
     And here we go again ...

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