Guess being an editor is at the forefront of my mind right now and I wanted to come to my personal blog and just relax for a bit and maybe even vent but really I can’t. There are things that happen on the side of being an editor and publisher that just pain me but I can’t really discuss them because I’m not one to say harsh things about people. Being a writer and trying to get published are so difficult, so why make it more difficult by beating each other up? So I won’t relate some of the strange submissions and withdrawls of work (or lack of response) that I have received, but I’m just here to say–it makes me tired.
That being said, I still love helping other writers. It takes a great deal of time and is sapping a lot of my energy and creative effort. I’m wondering how long I’ll be able to mentally and financially afford it? But, I want to keep soldiering on. I’m taking my doldrums just as a bad day at the office. A day, at least today, that has gone by FAR too quickly. I need to take off my editor hat and clean up the kitchen oh and then maybe actually get a chance to finish some reading and write a poem of my own. Just maybe.
So my note for the day is to keep doing it. Even if you feel like giving up, just keep trying. I am giving myself at least a year to publish “Shape of a Box” and the same for the new chapbook series. I owe it, not only to myself, but to the writers who have taken the time to put work into my hands to publish. I’m there for you guys! Just had to do a small woe-is-me vent