PSST... I'm Back, Sort Of

Monday, November 22, 2010

I want, I need, to inch my way back into our world of blogs. It wasn’t until I stepped back that I realized what a force you guys have become in my life. Do you know what I mean?

The compassionate comments you left on my status post only solidified my belief in you. Your compassion and the homeless guy who returned the backpack full of money, only to be rewarded with more generosity have pierced the gloom. Through the darkness came a light.

I’m nowhere near conquering my crossroads and I have made strides during this hiatus. I’ll tell you more about that tomorrow, but I did submit my first short story to a competition. I know, depressed and I set myself up for rejection. Well you have to have a cherry on top of that blue sundae don’t you?

Like I said, I’m inching my way back in, so this is not going to be long. I did want you to know that your words…

Lifted my wings like a small breeze and allowed me to make to the next branch on my journey. Thank you! Compassion is NEVER over-rated.

Since I left you M.I.A. with music I felt it only fitting I inch back in with music. My first holiday wish for the season…

That we all learn to be “Everyday People.”



The Golden Eagle said, 

Keep going strong!

You never know about your story. It might not be rejected; you write excellently. :)

November 22, 2010 at 7:07 AM  
Alex J. Cavanaugh said, 

We've missed you! And while you might experience rejection with that short story, you'll certainly never experience success if you don't submit it. Good on you for going for it!

November 22, 2010 at 7:23 AM  
Paula said, 

Passing by to show some love. Take your time. We all with be here when you feel like returning to writing and be among your blog friends again. All in due time, no hurry. Love from my heart to yours!
P.S. During trauma therapy I often read the heading to the daycenter. Tehy gave me the motivation to go and face myself every day again.

November 22, 2010 at 7:26 AM  
Teresa aka JW said, 

Without rejection, we might not appreciate the acceptance so much.

Keep it going, girl.

November 22, 2010 at 7:27 AM  
Karen Walker said, 

Jules, so glad you are inching your way back to us. Keep it up. We're here.

November 22, 2010 at 9:32 AM  

I'm glad you're back!

November 22, 2010 at 10:32 AM  
Clarissa Draper said, 

I agree with the other commenters. Keep going. And know that I'll be here.


November 22, 2010 at 10:39 AM  
Bossy Betty said, 

Always happy to see you!

November 22, 2010 at 11:00 AM  

Good to see you again. Best wishes for your journey. You'll get there. And you always have the support of Blogdom!

November 22, 2010 at 11:01 AM  
welcome to my world of poetry said, 

Welcome Back Jules, hope you get success with your story,
Just take your time inching your way back, we'll still be here for you.


November 22, 2010 at 12:07 PM  
Velvet Over Steel said, 

Always glad to see you Back, Jules!! Inching your way is a good thing!!! All true growth and healing is a 'process'!!

We will always be here as much or as little as you need! Love you, girl!!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving week & take care of You!!
Blessings & Hugs,

November 22, 2010 at 12:11 PM  
OJ Gonzalez-Cazares said, 

sorry I missed your last two posts (which I just read) - last week was intense for me and I was away from the blogosphere. Hope you are feeling much better! count with my support 100%. Have a great Thanksgiving!

November 22, 2010 at 2:01 PM  
floweringmama said, 

Hey Jules - us Kentucky folk have to stick together! Sometimes those inches turn into feet and those feet into yards and so on . . .
Keep inching forward, you know we'll be here.

Just keep putting one foot in front of the other, ok? Hang in there!

Cathy in Ky

November 22, 2010 at 3:03 PM  
Summer Ross said, 

rejection is hard, but never let it stop you! I'm so glad to see you back- even if it is sortof.

November 22, 2010 at 4:04 PM  
N. R. Williams said, 

Welcome back. If what you are going through has anything to do with rejection, I've been there. Once, a critique partner said he just couldn't get into a book like mine. Not an exact quote, but you get the idea. This comment stopped my for a year. Some other friends intervened and my story is on hold until the edits are done on my current work. Some people will never like what we write. Others will love us.
N. R. Williams, fantasy author

November 22, 2010 at 5:29 PM  
Olivia J. Herrell said, 

Hey Rainbow Rebel! Inches and miles. You've been there for me through this really rough time, I'm here for you, too.

Hey, you lost a backpack full of money and a dude brought it back? Or was that a metaphor for something else??


November 22, 2010 at 10:41 PM  
Tabitha Bird said, 

Glad to see you are back.
i too am back :)

The writing community means a lot to me as well.

November 22, 2010 at 11:11 PM  
Flying high in the sky.... said, 

:) ... your post has made me happy... see so many comments .. so many people around you ... our good wishes are always there... take care and know that this positive energy is going to envelop you no matter what tough phase you are going through..

November 23, 2010 at 2:13 AM  
DL Hammons said, 

I've been exactly where you are...recently...and I understand your struggles. My best advice to you is that relying on self-evaluation to determine your path forward is tricky, so let the powers that be (agents, editors, publishers) make that call.

Keep your chin up! :)

November 23, 2010 at 8:58 AM  
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