I received a rejected letter from a literary journal a day after I turned 34. If my work were to get published, then this would be one of the loveliest birthday gifts from the publishing world. Frankly speaking, I don’t mind rejection letters. I’ve gotten them so much that I can make collage on the wall. It’s part of growing up as a writer. It helps me (the writers) to grow-up and mature before we are accepted by one of the top-five publishing houses.
Now, the editor commented the lack in its ‘form, structure and plot’. And she’s willing to help me to polish it up, so that I’m ‘always welcome to re-submit’ to the journal again. Fine. I did as she told. It’s approaching a week or so, and I have yet to hear from her.
‘When there’s a will, there’s a way.’
Right. ‘That’ isn’t the only journal that’s available in this world. I can never blocking the door, idly standing there. I have to move on, not that I still have my legs that functioning, but I’m not going to waste anymore time. I’ve already submitted it to another literary mag, and had other alternative online journals in mind, as well.
Somehow, the feminism theory that I’d studied in the Jurisprudence class has kept me going ’til this day.
First of all, let me apologize for my four months missing in action. Mr Thunder and Ms Rain are on their way, hence, I have to finish this before they found me. Or, if I’m daring enough to write this under their nose (Eek, if they ever have a nose lol)…
I’ve done some manuscript editing and then put it aside cos’ I have something in mind that I have to do, or else it’ll be like a raven crow pecking my head wherever I go.
WanderInkZ Creative Services – I’ve set up this small business venture on Facebook to sell my framed and printed poems, instead of printing them in a chapbook. This is for those who wish to purchase my work individually, of course it’s not as cheap as a chapbook. Having said so, I’ve spent all my time to choose the best photo frame, beautifully designed papers, of which some I designed on my own, using fabric tapes, lace tapes and other ornaments, in order to provide the best and well-decorated artwork…in writing. I’m also taking in personalized poems ordering. This business will also branching into writing motivational poems, poetry editing services and poetry writing workshop. Do check the page out and click a ‘Like’ (truly appreciate that): https://www.facebook.com/wanderinkzCS
ZiggyZag Arms Poetry Journal – It says it all, as a published poet besides volunteering for Eastlit to be part of the editorial board member, I’ve started my own online poetry journal. It aims to publish under-represented and emerging Asian descent poets around the world (even if you’re half Asian, you’re welcome to submit). The publication months are February, April, June, August, October and December. Do check the website: http://ziggyzagarmspoetryjournal.weebly.com. Facebook ‘Like’ us (truly appreciate that): https://www.facebook.com/ziggyzagarmsPJ
Stay tune for more of me and my other baby-ventures…
Dear Beautiful People,
Yours truly is writing this to inform that there WILL NOT BE any poetry update in the month of December. But I will be posting four micro-fiction (Flash fiction) in December on every Friday, instead of fortnightly. So, that’s some bonus for all of us. *smile*
To be honest, I have other priorities – lots of readings to catch up, stories and poetry editing for any up and coming journal submission, plus I have to reply my pen-pals’ letters that I haven’t been doing for quite some time. Hence, please take note this is NOT my retirement from the poetry scene.
I hope everyone will still continue to support my work and me. Over here, I wish all of you an early Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Thank you very much…
Much love & With Utmost Appreciation,
How this lovely award works:-
1) Thank the person who nominated you for the award.
2) Add the ‘One Lovely Blog’ logo to your post.
3) Share 7 facts/or things about yourself.
4) Nominate 5 bloggers you admire and inform the nominees by commenting on their blog.
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I would like to thank BJSSCRIBBLES for the wonderful and lovely nomination.
Here are the seven (7) random facts of mine:-
1) I’m one-eight (1/8) Thai.
2) Caffeine is one of my writing diets.
3) My life and music merge as one entity.
4) I’m an animal lover, especially cats.
5) I used to have OCD on people who couldn’t pronounce my name correctly.
6) I had a short stint in an indie rock band.
7) I wrote my first lyrical poem at age 14.
My five (5) blogs nomination:-
This isn’t really a blog entry though it’s slot under the new post.
I want to thank all of you who’d been clicking on the ‘like’, or even following my blog since I’ve posted two poems. I’m a contented person, though I’m bound to work harder.
In fact, I’m thinking of re-publishing my poems from the ‘Other Writing’ (that will leads you to a Weebly website) into this blog. I, somehow need to awaken the sleeping dragon from continuing its slumber while I need to grab as and when the opportunity comes.
What do you think?
I almost forgotten to blog because I’ve started on my new novel. Sorry, I can’t reveal much. I’ve done the blurb and hopefully the first draft will be completed latest by second week of September. It’s a semi-autobiography. Realistic fiction rules!!!
Be constant at your dream. Don’t be afraid to dream because if you don’t have any of it then life will be colourless. I don’t want that to happen.
So what’s your dream?
I’ve heard so much,
I’m here to stay,
I’ve been inspired,
By love and many other things,
Beautiful and bittersweet,
Life’s not about ranting,
Is to give thanks to the best,
And be grateful for the less,
For tomorrow comes to place,
Where you work towards the Ace.
I know. I know. I’m behaving like some kind of a poetic b**ch. But there’s something so strong within me that I have to get it out. So, I’m putting Wishlist Wednesday on hold for today.
I was at the daycare ward today, hearing so many stories shared by some patients (heart-wrenching and heart-warming). I’ve learned enough, but not a lot. I’ve learned that life is unpredictable. That’s number one. Therefore you shouldn’t take life for granted, that includes your health.