Some of you may have noticed that my blog does not follow a traditional niche.
Nor do I write to a specific target audience.
So it is probably not surprising that this blog has attracted, and welcomed, a global and culturally diverse following. And, most importantly, many of you feel comfortable coming here from across all the continents to express and share your own views and perspectives on whatever topic I blab on about.
How fabulous is that? 🙂
I’ve been thinking about diversifying my content a little bit. 😲
On Sunday it will be two weeks we’ve had a puppy in this house.
I’m happy to report the house-breaking is coming along nicely. We are so lucky the weather is good; I just open the back door and let him out. Then I watch him like a hawk and as soon as he’s done I call him, praise him and give him a treat.
I read a book by Rainer Maria Rilke some time ago called Letters to a Young Poet.
There is a passage that I came across today that I feel the need to share here with you:
“Have patience with everything that remains unsolved in your heart. Try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books written in a foreign language. Do not now look for the answers. They cannot now be given to you because you could not live them. It is a question of experiencing everything. At present you need to live the question. Perhaps you will gradually, without even noticing it, find yourself experiencing the answer, some distant day.” (Rainer Maria Rilke)
So. I have bad news about some pieces I submitted. But, that’s ok. I’m going to get myself a long nail and a hammer, so I can start a collection of rejections. Like Stephen King did. He mentioned this in his book On Writing.
So far, 2 of my stories I wrote recently were declined, the other 5 still being reviewed, and the rest ongoing.