Saturday, December 03, 2005

Guten tag!

I don't know German, danke shein very much. I don't know thermonucleardynamics, either. I don't know how much I don't know. Guess that's why I'm such a happy person!

Writing is my hobby and - lucky me! (and I don't mean that sarcastically) - my job. Love it love it love it! There's nothing quite like that zen place where the writing flows and the characters come to life and push your fingers around the keyboard like ghosts moving a planchette around a Ouija board.

It can be hard, though - rejections aplenty are the norm. You gotta have thick skin. I don't have thick skin. I sunburn under a 60-watt bulb. I've personally racked up 286 rejections in the three years I've been a "writer." (To date - ask me tomorrow for my new total. Thin envelopes = bad. Emails from editors = good.)

Seems like an oxymoron (moronic?) - a happy, thin-skinned reject.

But that's me!


Alan Gratz said...
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Alan Gratz said...

[Okay - how anal am I - I just deleted my own comment to correct a type-o.]

Hey - you used the template I almost used! I got frustrated that I couldn't replace the star with some silly picture of my own, so I went for the less cool but simple site. But where's the author photo!? Come on, Kristin, you haven't REALLY wasted time until you've figured out how to blow time finding photos! :-)

Good luck on the new blog. I'll check back in often!

Genetta said...

Great Blog, Kristin!

While 286 rejections sound like a lot, they're just paving the way for that wonderful acceptance that should arrive soon!

I loved reading your memory of the tree from 1978 and am impressed that your tree is up already this year. You're one of those early birds. Mine is still in the attic. I'm a procrastinator. Hopefully it will light up the living room by Saturday night. :-)

I agree with Alan. Where are your pictures?


Kristin Tubb said...

Yippee - I have comments!!! Hi, Alan and Genetta! Please visit often! Alan - great pic of you and the wee one. Genetta - please send your a link to your blog as soon as it's up and running - because I know you'll have one soon! :-)

Anonymous said...

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