People who don’t write any better than you do are making money doing what they love. People who made the right connection. People who were in the right place at the right time. Don’t begrudge them their success; they have nothing to do with you. You are your own person, writing your own words, working toward your own goals. Don’t be bitter. Don’t be angry. Be focused. Be self-centered in that good way, in the way that means you are wholly dedicated to perfecting your own craft, executing on your own plans, diligently moving forward, ever forward.
If you are a novelist who has not yet published a book, this inspiring read is for you! Go read it. Now.
I had to go in and make just a few edits to “All Fall Down,”a little story based on today’s Wordle at The Sunday Whirl. Nothing substantial. Got rid of some repetition, some wordiness. If it’s going to flash, it needs to be slick. It needs to move right along.
So read it again, if you like, and see if you can spot the edits. Or not.
If it turns into a story, I’ll let you know.
While you’re at it, before you end your surfing for today, you might check out some other Wordle responses by my poet-friends: Veronica Roth, Margo Roby, De Jackson, and Jo Ann Jordan. There are many others over at The Sunday Whirl, of course. Go to “Mr. Linky.”