June is always a happy, happy blur for me. June I celebrate my anniversary with Husband. In June, we celebrated 18 years of marriage. Wow. We've been a couple for over 20 (I think…again, don't trust my math). Then comes the HOW Conference, which I look forward to every day that I'm not at one. Here are my recaps.
While I spoke at the 2010 conference, neither of my two submissions were accepted for the 2011 conference. So I got really motivated and submitted SIX proposals for the 2012 conference. None of which were chosen. But I am not deterred in the least.
"[S]tarting when I was fifteen I began to send short stories to magazines like Esquire, and they, very promptly, sent them back two days before they got them! I have several walls in several rooms of my house covered with the snowstorm of rejections, but they didn’t realize what a strong person I was; I persevered and wrote a thousand more dreadful short stories, which were rejected in turn. Then, during the late forties, I actually began to sell short stories and accomplished some sort of deliverance from snowstorms in my fourth decade. But even today, my latest books of short stories contain at least seven stories that were rejected by every magazine in the United States and also in Sweden! So … take heart from this. The blizzard doesn’t last forever; it just seems so." —Ray Bradbury
I will again submit proposals to speak at HOW, and other venues as well. I have enough good juju to spread around—indefinitely!
Thanks for reading,
p.s. Your good juju today: If you're doing what you love, don't worry if anyone else is on board with you yet. Your joy and enthusiasm are contagious! Spread that good juju!!!
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