Firstly, I want to thank all of you for your kind and encouraging words. I’d also like to thank Ivy (swankivy) and Mandy (mandywriter) for uplifting me when I was feeling kind of very down on myself and my writing.

Secondly, I wanted to ask: is it normal, after getting a rejection, especially a personalized one, to still want to shelve the current project(s) for a few days and maybe laze around, eating Edy’s Dibs and chocolate chip cookie dough? I really feel like doing that right now, although my characters are kind of giving me impatient glares. I haven’t worked on my current WIP in days, and they’re getting antsy. *sigh*

I just don’t feel motivated to get to work. I mean, my mind is ready to work, but physically, I just want to curl up and I don’t even know if I feel like reading or not.

I mean, some of the stuff I read–I’m like “okay, I know I can get published if this can,” not necessarily meaning the book I was reading at the time was BAD or anything. But then, there are the Megan McCaffertys and Meg Cabots and Sarah Dessens and Stephenie Meyers who blow my mind with everything they write, and I think to myself “how DARE you think you have the talent/calibur/guts to be like those women?”

I don’t know. I just don’t know. :(

So tell me, is this normal? Or am I the freak I suspected I was?

(Originally published at Anywhere Is…)

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