When Success Doesn’t Look Like Your Writing Dream

When Success Doesn’t Look Like Your Writing Dream by Kimberly Mitchell/@KSMitch17 2014 was a tough year for me as a writer. I had a manuscript I had a lot of confidence in and delivered it to my agent early in the year. She loved it and immediately sent it out. I felt like I was walking around with my fingers crossed for months, waiting for an offer. And waiting. And waiting. And then rejections and more waiting. Writers know we’ll encounter rejection. We know it’s all part of the process of honing… Read More

Double Trouble: Rejection and Infertility in Writing and Life

When I got my agent in 2010, I believed I was on a (quick) path to my publishing dreams. That same year, my husband and I decided to start a family. Everything felt right. I was poised for publishing success and soon we’d have a child or two to add to our lives. When the book didn’t sell right away, I told myself it would eventually. When I didn’t get pregnant right away, I didn’t worry too much about it. Everyone said these things take time. When my agent told me she… Read More