The Enchanted Rose and It May Take a Miracle for My Dreams to Come True . . .

So, I’ve been MIA for quite some time. And I feel guilty about it. However, I’ve got to give myself some slack, right? Why? Well, because I’ve been going through a lot of stuff. Like tragic stuff. Like Charles Dickens without the happily ever after stuff. More like Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events kind of stuff. And I say this comically because I would love, love, love to be smiling, laughing, and grinning, but I can’t.

It’s impossible too.

Two people in my life have been affected by cancer.

I’ve also have been experiencing my own medical problems and I hope that I check out okay.

My avoidance to writing started after I failed to win a Creative Pinellas grant. 🙁 I’ll probably share that experience at another date and time though. Every time I think about it, I get all weepy-eyed and want to smash things because it just seems so unfair how it all played out.

Other than that, I’ve finished three short stories and received three rejections within the past month.

I’m also extremely sentimental.

One of the other Creative Pinellas participants is a really talented artist. She gave me a rose and told me that she hopes that I find success before the last petal falls. *wipes tears*

Here’s the rose in its current state — alongside one my husband bought me:

But, like I said, I’ve received three rejections within the last month doesn’t give me good chances of fulfilling my aspirations.

At this rate, I’ll need one of those roses made by a company in London called Forever Roses. They come in all shades and colors. And what’s so enchanting about them?! They can last up to three years without water or sunlight.

So, here’s to staying MOTIVATED on this dreary Monday.

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