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Sunday, November 13, 2011


You send out your novel with a hope and prayer. One month later or three months later, it's rejected.
Get over it. Make peace with it, and send your baby out again.
Whatever kind of "NO" you get, don't waste a lot of time trying to read something into the message.
In essence, it's a general form letter. That's all.
That big "NO" is a blow, no doubt. I don't keep mind. My personal reaction is: Read it. Pitch it. I have enough paper work saved. I move on to the next agent or editor on my list. At some point and time, someone will say "YES'

Happy writing,

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

"Tree Lesson's" The Beech"

Lesson's of the Beech.

Beech wood was once used to make writing tablets. Thin beech tree slices bound together are said to have made the first ever book, previously scrolls had been used. The beech is associated with all gods of wisdom, learning and the human intellect.

Year in and year out, the beech tree reminds us of the importance of learning and of the need to preserve our knowledge in writing for the benefit of generations to come. Just as lovers carve their names into the trunk of the beech so their love will grow with the tree, so must we continue to record our wisdom and understanding for the future.

Beech is recommended for those who need to boost their confidence and hope. It aids in relaxation and helps us to see the good in all things.

Planets: Mercury and Saturn.

This lesson was from the book "The Wisdom of Trees" by J. Gifford.

Go hug a tree,