Things I have learned this month

  • It is hard to work while others play
  • Sometimes a rejection letter isn’t a bad thing
  • There’s never a camera available to capture the best moments
  • Double check your equipment
  • The speed of the clock arm is inversely proportional to the number of times you look at it
  • A phrase by Ellen DeGeneres that can really come back to bite you: “Procrastinate today, don’t put it off until tomorrow!”
  • Just because I know it doesn’t mean I always get it right (no matter how much I wish it did)
  • Babies’ two-month birthdays are not very nice

About R. Garrett Wilson

I am a member of the Stanislaus World Builders writing group and have participated in the FSFW writing group. I have written one drama that was based on the book of Mark and performed at my church in 2007. My story, Journeyer, is published in Analog Magazine and a novelette, The Bakrra Encounter, in the FSFW 2010 anthology, I Dreamed a Crooked Dream. I also took part in the community novel project, Stanislaus Reads and Writes, and have a chapter in their novel, Ashes in a Teardrop. Beyond writing, I enjoy road trips, photography, woodworking, watching tennis and cycling, and reading.
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3 Responses to Things I have learned this month

  1. Myrna says:

    How was your rejection not a bad thing? I’m smelling a story.

    I’ve gotten some very helpful rejection/requests for revision letters from my editors at Highlights. In fact, I’m really glad they had me revise the poem I sent off earlier this week; I think I nailed it this time. But that doesn’t mean I like rejection letters.

    • There were two friends of mine that had ‘good’ rejections. One was a personalized rejection that had many good things to say about the work submitted. After he read the rejection to me, I can only agree – it was awesome. The other was a piece which the author decided to submit to an anthology I’m trying to get together if, and only if, the magazine he submitted to rejected him. So, what was bad for him was good for me.

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