So I'm cruising along, flying high on my The Sky Pirate's Wife is releasing in 44 days pony, and I get an e-mail. Said awesome pony screeches to a halt. I open the e-mail without even giving it any thought, because it's an e-mail I've been waiting for, even though I thought I would have to stop and give some thought to opening it because it almost certainly contained bad news. It was kind of like a train wreck, I didn't even think, I just opened it.
It wasn't bad news per say, it was just disappointing, but not really unexpected.
This letter is to inform you that you are not a finalist.
Oh. Well, that's too bad. And followed by that was about an hour's worth of why, what did I do wrong? And why are you sending scoresheets around the same time The Sky Pirate's Wife is coming out? That's going to be a buzz kill. Y'all should really be grateful you're not inside my head. It was like feeding time at the zoo in here, I swear. Then I realized it doesn't matter. A) It was a hasty attempt. B) I haven't done anything to that WIP in so long, it's not even funny because I was dedicated to the Legends and Lovers Series (and that's a good thing). I finished The Turncoat's Temptress and that's way awesome. And there's been worse news than that running around the little community of writers, so I'm here today with a pick-me-up.
Motivational quotes! Yay! In picture form! Double yay!