So long, 2018

Well, that was really hard. Not that I thought chemotherapy would be easy — every iota of evidence pointed to the contrary — but I guess I thought it would be different?I thought it would be kind of predictable (which it wasn’t) and I thought I could keep myself entertained (which it couldn’t) and IContinue reading “So long, 2018”

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Making 2017 the Year of Rejections

“I love my rejection slips. They show me I try.” ― Sylvia Plath Rejection has been on my mind a lot lately. First there was this article by Kim Liao where she suggests that new writers aim for 100 rejections a year. There were the podcasts by Mur Lafferty wherein she talks about rejection as an inevitable, evenContinue reading “Making 2017 the Year of Rejections”

Quarterly Goals: Fall 2016

Autumn is my favourite season: sweaters and socks are once again an option, the air smells like woodsmoke and leaf mould. I can turn off the AC and turn open the windows, and drink as many hot beverages as I like; things are good. This fall is my first using the quarterly goals system andContinue reading “Quarterly Goals: Fall 2016”