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Groundhog Day?
2/14/2010 10:41:36 AM
This blog is actually an entry from yesterday--that didn't enter!

Remember the movie, Groundhog Day--one day just plays over and over again forever.  Writers face groundhog days of their own, it seems to me--or at least some of us do.  Maybe most, but certainly some.

Our groundhogs aren't furry or cute--they're snarling monsters attacking our dreams and interrupting our sanity.  Formal, often, and able to take the form of innocuous letters or e-mails, our groundhogs are rejections--and they play over and over in our minds for--what, forever?  I don't know yet, since my forever hasn't quite arrived.

Another rejection came though, snarling into my happiness over finding some old Diego Verdaguer and Waylon Jennings tracks. 

This was a "good" rejection; my kids don't understand the difference, but writers do.  This was a ms. that I'd been asked to revise, did--and got a "no."

The no came with a complete edit by the author offering concrete steps she thought would make it salable, and kind remarks.

But it was still a rejection.

So, I'll lick my wounds.  Sit through the headache and heartache until I can move again.  Favor the story I started yesterday rather than the one I've spent months on.

But like all writers, I'll live through this rejection, too.  Eventually, the day will quit playing.  The groundhogs will go.

But tonight is February the second, and I'm not sure when the calendar will move on--just that it will.

 



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More Blogs by Leslie P Garcia
• Along the Writer's Road - Saturday, December 21, 2013
• This Sweet, Sweet Irony - Sunday, October 13, 2013
• A Day--A Beautiful Day--in south Texas - Saturday, May 25, 2013
• Happy Mother's Day - Sunday, May 12, 2013
• Hi and Happy Mothers' Day! - Saturday, May 11, 2013
• Random Acts of Thought - Wednesday, July 18, 2012
• Irony of the Right Kind - Monday, April 02, 2012
• Old Acquaintances We Shouldn't Forget... - Thursday, December 29, 2011
• Calmer Moments - Thursday, November 10, 2011
• Just...Tired - Wednesday, November 09, 2011
• Not Famous or Rich, but... - Saturday, October 08, 2011
• A Few Hundred Thousand More... - Tuesday, September 13, 2011
• How It's Done - Sunday, August 28, 2011
• New Again - Wednesday, August 10, 2011
• As Always...and Never - Saturday, July 23, 2011
• Forget You, Perry Mason - Sunday, July 03, 2011
• Totally Country - Sunday, April 03, 2011
• For Teachers --Mostly - Sunday, March 06, 2011
• Borrowing from a Friend--More This and That - Saturday, February 12, 2011
• Back From...Beyond - Monday, November 22, 2010
•  Groundhog Day? - Sunday, February 14, 2010  
• The New Black? - Tuesday, February 09, 2010
• Okay, On Dream, Susan Boyle and Taylor Swift - Sunday, January 31, 2010
• Blogs I Meant to Write and Didn't - Saturday, January 16, 2010
• Beagleized - Monday, August 03, 2009
• Heads, Heels, and Suing the World - Tuesday, July 14, 2009
• Ahhh...Sunny Days and Glaring Glitches - Wednesday, July 16, 2008
• Truth, Sweet or Bitter - Sunday, February 24, 2008
• OOps! - Thursday, August 09, 2007
• But DOES he love her...? - Sunday, June 24, 2007
• A Betting Woman... - Thursday, June 07, 2007
• How Many Days Now? - Wednesday, May 02, 2007
• Following Through: The Piñata Debacle - Thursday, December 28, 2006
• Should Old Memories Be Forgot? - Monday, December 18, 2006
• Sisters and Lions - Tuesday, December 05, 2006
• Honesty, Memories, and Assorted Life Stuff - Wednesday, November 29, 2006
• Awww, Steve - Monday, September 04, 2006
• Voices from the...well, not dead - Saturday, September 02, 2006
• The More Things Stay the Same... - Sunday, November 07, 2004
• Forests, Educators, and the Terminally Puzzled - Tuesday, October 12, 2004
• Low Brows and Bare Feet - Sunday, September 19, 2004
• Sour Grapes and Seabiscuit - Sunday, August 15, 2004
• Derby Day, 2004 - Saturday, May 01, 2004
• Braves New World... - Friday, April 09, 2004
• Not Rose... - Saturday, April 03, 2004
• Headshakes and Handshakes. . . - Monday, June 30, 2003


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