How many of you wake up--turn on the computer--and check your email before you do anything else? ( A hand is raised here.) And then if for some wild chance, you only see three new ones, you get this let-down feeling?
So you scan them quickly and prioritize them for importance. A good friend wrote about her weather, a blogging buddy left a blurb about your last post, and Amazon notified you that your book shipped. That's it. You click the Check mail again. Maybe another time for good measure. Is Yahoo down or what?
Come on! No response from an agent? No acceptance from a publisher about that article you sent in a month ago! No note from an author saying you won a free book! What's this day going to be like?
And then I decide to eat my bowl of oatmeal and wait it out. Maybe it will happen later. Maybe all my good news is being stacked for one huge surprise.
Ever play that game?
Another hand is being raised here in Florida. But hopefully I'll get over it quickly as I actually have some writing I should be doing instead of moaning over my lack of good news.
Thanks for reading my blurbs on writing a story for an anthology. Hopefully, it motivated some and encouraged another. Have a great day writing and try not to hit the email button too many times!