Posted On Feb 7 2006 by

It’s February in Michigan. It’s cold. It’s snowing. I’m halfway through this semester and only one more to go to get my MBA. In the midst of all this, the Fearsome Foursome (me, Robin, Ronie, and Dineen) had a call from a publisher that had us scrambling to get our manuscripts in order. All this while I’m writing term papers, taking online tests, and, oh yeah, having a life. Today said publisher gave us the old heave-ho. It takes a bit of pressure off but was still a disappointment. It wouldn’t be so bad if it were just me, but these ladies have worked so hard and, after not even a year of knowing them, I want so much to see them published. I have these recurring nightmares (in the daytime) that a publisher sends us a note saying “Great series! But that Ron guy really dragged you down!”

Okay, I’m not that bad. But it does add to the pressure element when others are counting on you. That’s the one nice thing about writing–you’re failure is your own. No one else to blame. On the other hand, with others counting on me, it sure pushes me to do my best.

I’m determined to get onto writing subjects on this blog. School takes up most of my time now, though. I’ll catch up after the snow melts and the Tigers start another losing season. Wait for me!

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Last Updated on: February 7th, 2006 at 6:39 pm, by

Written by Ron

Just about everything I believe has been shaped by the written word. But books don't force a belief; they stir the imagination so that you, the reader, eventually draw your own conclusions. We grow richer in spirit when we read, deeper in our understanding of the universe and our role in it. That's why I read. That's why I write. To offer you a bit of myself. Come along on my journey, won't you? There's plenty of room.

6 responses to “Madness

  1. I can so relate to the school thing!! UGH!! WAh–you’ll be done sooner than me. No fair. LOL

    And it’s very encouraging the rejection we got. Just have to get over that one hurdle…being pubbed. sigh

  2. I’m so sorry to hear about the R. But I also heard how encouraging a R it was. Good job! It was just bad timing, I think. God has something else planned for you guys.

    BTW, I absolutely LOVED your post on Storyboard. I was LMAO.

  3. Oh, sweetie, did you not read the letter from the editor? The storyline is INCREDIBLE (her words, not ours) and the writing, ALL of the writing, was GREAT (again, her words, not ours). And basically we now know that it’s all good, we’re just rejected just because we’re all unpubbed! That’s the ONLY reason! So, you, nor anybody else held up anyone! LOL