Don’t give up your dream of writing and publication. The Old Soldier nearly went crazy from years and years of rejection notices. Of course, my father being a wife beater and ending up in Vietnam at the age of 19 didn’t help me; but it was the rejection notices that nearly sent me over the edge.
Well, I am here to testify that perseverance pays off. The first thing I learned is you got to have a real job. Then you just keep on writing.
Hello, my brother and sister readers and writers. This may be the first post of the day that you read; but I think it will be the last one that I write. I have a ghost writing gig that pays me a penny a word but I keep getting up too late to get assignments in the categories that I write in. So, I’ve got to get to bed earlier.
It’s around 9:00 PM now and I should be thinking of bed. Or rather sleeping on the sofa. The bedroom is too hot. No windows in the bedroom. It’s too small.
But don’t let me put a crimp in your style. Rock on. Explore the blog. Read the submissions guidelines at the top of the page and send me something. And the Old Soldier will be back blogging some time tomorrow morning.
Keep reading and keep writing and keep the faith.
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