It’s been a disappointing day. My super-secret fun thing that was supposed to happen this morning (SWAT team barricade training) was canceled just before I walked out the door. At 4:00 am. After rolling out of bed at three.
And then I got a rejection email for Blind Fury.
But so what?
In the scheme of things, these are minor things to be upset over. Much, much worse things could have happened.
I could be the reason the SWAT team got called out at three in the morning, for example.
And despite my disappointments, both incidents brought positives. I got to go back to bed and get a full night’s sleep. A rarity these days.
The rejection had helpful, and even some positive, feedback. Sometimes hard to take, but always better than a generic “not for me” response. I even got a request for future work.
So in an effort to focus on the good things, because really, these are such tiny problems compared to a real bad day, here’s a small list of some of what’s good in my life.
- I have an awesome family
- My husband is gainfully employed
- We’re healthy
- Both cars are almost paid off
- My computer works 😉
- I get to write every day!
- I’m alive
I could list hundreds of good things. I could go on and on. Under the avalanche of all the wonderful things in my life, those disappointments, inconveniences, and frustrations get crushed.
Reese’s peanut butter cups help too.
By tomorrow, the little knot in my gut will be gone, right along with the feeling that I suck as a writer and should quit now, and I will look at that rejection and be grateful to the agent who took time to not only read my entire MS, but to comment on what worked and what didn’t.
Life is good.
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