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On rejection

I began last year with the quiet hope that I might manage to get at least one new story published somewhere. While I definitely had some wins, I didn’t end up getting any stories published. What I did end up with was a small pile of rejection emails. You might think that’s a bad thing, but it’s not, and here’s why …

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It is not the critic who counts …

Shortly before Christmas I was introduced to Theodore Roosevelt’s ‘man in the arena‘ speech. It’s something that resonated with me quite strongly, as does (to paraphrase) “it is better to try and fail, than to have never tried at all”. Consequently I’ve decided to adopt this as something of a mantra for 2017.

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The writer’s progress: 2016 edition

In which I reflect on my writing progress during the course of 2016, aided as ever by by my trusty Google Sheets Writing Log.

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2017 goals

We all know that resolutions are a bit useless–little more, in fact, than way of introducing certain failure into your near future. However, I do still like to use the turn of the year as an excuse to reflect on past failings, and as a refreshed opportunity for change.

With that in mind, I’ve set myself a few goals for the next year.

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