Well, I’ve finally heard back from Mary Norris. It was like waiting for a pregnancy test, taking one month after month, waiting for the double lines, the positive result, never knowing when the moment would come-what would I be doing? how long would I have to wait? I saw the email in my inbox and my stomach sank. After my negative critique at the SCWW conference, I kind of knew this was coming. Mary Norris was very kind, she said she wanted to make this project work, she liked my story and my writing but that memoirs are hard and anthologies are even harder. ugh. When she encouraged me to work on building my platform I wanted to throw up. I am so tired of thinking about platform. I know she speaks the truth but it doesn’t make me feel any better.
Back to the drawingboard…….