Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer

Three quick updates from my desk.

1. Are you participating in Jami Attenberg’s #1000WordsOfSummer project? I am! As I mentioned on Twitter last night, I seem so far to be jotting down bits for multiple (potential) projects. Not sure where any of it will lead. But it’s happening.

2. Another rejection for my picture-book bio ms.

3. One week from today the Jewish Book Carnival will go live on the My Machberet blog. (Yes, I am hosting for June.) If you are someone who writes/blogs/otherwise shares news about other people‘s Jewish books (not your own!), please check out the details and send in a link for possible inclusion as directed.

an open spiral notebook with a pen resting on a blank page, plus a text label that reads, "Midweek Notes."

5 thoughts on “Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer

  1. Mary Redman says:

    I love that you discuss your rejections to show they are simply part of the process. Thanks.

    1. Erika Dreifus says:

      I won’t say that I’m not somewhat discouraged, Mary, but I *am* trying to think about this particular rejection constructively. (In fact, I just finished writing a bit about it in today’s #1000WordsOfSummer!) Thank you for your comment!

  2. Jean F says:

    Last week I got a polite rejection from Split Lip magazine. They pointed out they had received more than 2,000 submissions for only a few (I think 10) spaces. But they also thanked me for entrusting my work to them and wished me well. Rejection is never fun, but this one was nicer than most. I’ve gotten accustomed to rejection, realizing it is much more common than acceptance.

    1. Erika Dreifus says:

      It’s so true that the way a rejection is phrased can make a difference. And it sounds as though you’ve come to have a healthy attitude toward rejection, Jean. Thanks for your comment.

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