Monthly Archives: March 2017

Competiveness is taking the fun out of writing

This is what I have been experiencing lately. I have many writer friends and I am so thankful for a supportive community of like-minded people. But this is what I have lately been experiencing. Whenever I am around my writer friends the discussion is always what people are working on and how many are getting published. Well, of course, what else would writers talk about? I am writing regularly, but I haven’t been published in awhile. I have been sending out submissions and receiving regular rejections. It kind of amazes me because back in the 1980s and 1990s I got published often. I think I am a better writer now, so the constant rejections have me a bit baffled. But no matter, I have developed a thick skin over the years. My present real concern is that I feel a sense of competition amongst myself and my fellow authors, and this feeling is taking away┬áthe fun of writing. I feel I have to keep up with my colleagues, and I don’t like this feeling. Does anyone else feel like this?

Featured Reading

Sunday March 12th at Koffi in Rancho Mirage two o’clock. Author Judith Fabris will share excerpts from her new novel. Carol Mann and Lynn Centeno will share their collaborative project All Ways A Woman featuring poetry from Carol and artwork from Lynn. An open mic is also included. Come and enjoy, listen, participate, buy a book! As always, your host: moi.