A couple of weeks ago I announced my plan to get 50 rejections by the end of the year. As of today, I have four rejections with three pieces still under consideration. I know that’s not a blindingly fast start to my plans, but I have an excuse.
Or rather an opportunity has come up, that I’ve decided to take. It’s so nice that I’ve decide I’ll risk not making it to 50, to pursue it.
I’ve been in conversation or rather an email exchange with the good folks over at Today’s Author and they’ve kindly asked me to join their group of writers. They are dedicated to helping encourage writers to keep writing. They offer writing prompts, a support forum, and posts from the writing team offering insight and encouragement.
Today they posted my bio page here and soon my introductory post will be published. I’ll let you know when it’s up. If you’re interested in improving your writing or just need some encouragement to keep writing, stop by Today’s Author and see what’s going on over there.
This is something new for me and gives me an outlet for a bunch of blog posts that don’t really fit into what I do here on Andrew’s view of the Week. I’ll be maintaining my posting schedule here, and of course I’ll let you know when Today’s Author publish my words.
I am excited about joining the crew and hope they’ll find my little writings useful. What I like about this opportunity is the fact that it is a way for me to practice a couple of useful skills: meeting a deadline and writing for a specific audience. There are times on this blog where I can get lazy and just skip a post; and sometimes picking a topic to write about can be a challenge. When the whole world is open to me to write about, I find I can waste a lot of time exploring options rather than writing.
More importantly though, I hope this will be a way to give a little back to the writing community and possibly help someone else out there on their journey.
Community is the word and one of the many reasons I’ve continued writing here. Over the few years I’ve been posting, I’ve gathered a few blog followers and follow a few blogs myself. It’s hard to describe the good feeling I get when a blog friend clicks the like button on something I’ve posted.
I am thankful to all of you who keep coming back to look at this blog and I always look forward to reading the bloggers I follow.
Till next week,