Paper your walls

18 May

A friend of my recently said ‘paper your walls with rejection letters.’ Thinking of this today is keeping me positive as I’ve had two encouraging knockbacks and heard about two competitions that I had entered and haven’t progressed in. If I’d got the news yesterday when I was feeling very headachy I think I would have been more despondent, but I know that this is all part of the process. And that it would be an unusual author who signed to the first agent they approached, and then got a book deal. As I say, some days it’s easier to be philosophical than others.

I had decided that I would spend the next few weeks writing short stories and embark on a bigger project after the summer, but I’m finding myself flitting from one idea to the next and not getting anything finished again. I’m even trying my hand at a crime short story, a first for me, to enter a competition being run by Waterstones in Glasgow. Added to that I’ve been tasked with writing a rant in Scots for my writers’ group and also toying with a couple of ideas that might have legs. Lots of words written, but nothing that you could call a story, to which end I better go and decide exactly what has happened in George Square that’s making the pigeons flap.


One Response to “Paper your walls”

  1. clairelwebster May 18, 2012 at 5:45 pm #

    You’re being very stoical! Hang in there! x


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