Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer

Three quick things.

1. Two rejections this week (but neither from a literary journal!). The first came when a conference-session proposal was turned down. The second was for an event where some of my poems would have been featured.

Oh, well.

2. On a more positive note: Remember last week, when I mentioned that I was struggling with writing something along the lines of a letter to the editor? (It’s not exactly that, but similar.) Well, I did finish that task. Then, I hit “send.” So far, I’ve received a gracious acknowledgment, with a promise to follow up.

3. Something else I count as an accomplishment from recent days: I’ve received both this year’s flu shot and the first of the two-dose shingles vaccine. Debilitating illness is the last thing my writing or I need anytime soon. In that, I suspect that I’m not alone.

4 thoughts on “Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer

  1. Sandra Soli says:

    I have been wondering about the shingles shots myself, Erika. Was it difficult?

    1. Erika Dreifus says:

      So far, so good. They had it in stock for my first dose. They advised that I call before coming in for the second dose to make sure they have it. As far as any effects: I just had a semi-sore arm and a big bruise, but I honestly don’t know which injection caused those. Could have been the flu shot, I guess.

      1. Sandra Soli says:

        Thanks, Erika! Wishing you no rejections this week!

        1. Mindy Portnoy says:

          But I hope they have the INjection you need!

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