Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Giving Up

Recently, I received a bit of disappointing news. Yes, I've gotten a steady stream of rejections for the past several years. But this was one of those situations where you seem to see a glimmer of light at the end of your alarmingly dark tunnel and say... oh, could it be....might it be....? And then just as the light grows a bit brighter there's a cave-in and the darkness descends even darker than before. And you wonder if anyone's going to dig you out. Or are they all having one of those great potlucks that ends in a rousing game of pictionary? Without me?! It's just too cruel!

So what did I do with my bit of depressing news? Why, I contacted my writers group, the Secret Gardeners. And they, of course, all hastened to remind me that I am, in fact, fabulous, and I have to keep writing and my day will come and those who've eschewed me will be sorry, etc.

So turns out I'm not giving up. Of course I'm not giving up! I'm not the type of person who gives up. I'm the type who has to keep writing, drawing and submitting. Plus I've come too far to give up. I can dig myself out of this eensy-weensy cave-in. I can keep going.

I have to. The Secret Gardeners are expecting me.


  1. I love your honesty, Constance. And I think you are closer than ever to your goal. I'm having hot chocolate right now. You should have some,too. It will make you feel better, I promise

  2. Nice blog, So nice to have each other for support and resources through this wonderful but tough adventure.

  3. Well, you'd better not let it get you down. You ARE gifted...I knew this the first time I saw your work.

  4. That's a gorgeous playful illustration of the girls and cat under the umbrella. Hang in there.

  5. Don't you dare give up. You have talent. Persevere and you will prevail!