Tuesday, April 24, 2012

MS. T


The alphabet is a journey of 26 letters...
Each letter begins a story. 
On the drive back home…
From that weekend at the cabin in Michigan…
I left with something I hadn’t brought with me…
And I wasn’t going to give it back either…
Because I’d craved it for many years…
But it’s not like I stole it…
Or it accidentally fell into my suitcase…
I developed it.
While sitting and brainstorming…
With those MVRWA women writers (and one guy)…
Laughing at crazy scenarios till I almost peed…
Soothing those that got rejection letters…
Cheering another’s signing with an agent…
And every other possible facet of writing...

I realized that all that I experienced so far...
Was par.
And that's when I felt...

Something develop in me...
A Thicker hide.
And perspective...

But also…
Well…
U’ll have to see the rest tomorrow..

Always, Em-Musing
 

22 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

And you knew you could handle it!
Be sure to stop by today.

farawayeyes said...

A thicker hide, who couldn't use that. Just when I think I'm there, I get zapped.

Julie said...

A thicker hide is something I definitely need. As usual I can't wait for the next installment! :)

kmckendry said...

Love it! We could all use a little thicker hide! Stopping by from Alex's to say "Hi"

Barbara Watson said...

"I left with something I hadn't brought with me." Mmmmm, yes. That's the goal.

Michael Offutt, Tebow Cult Initiate said...

Thicker hide and perspective are good tools to have in your writer's toolbox.

Stephen Tremp said...

I have developed a thicker hide over the years. Its important if one wants to move forward and overcome challenges that try to squash us.

Melissa Sugar said...

I love it. Couldn't we all use a thicker hide in this business? I like the way you told your story of discovering it.

Tasha Seegmiller said...

Thicker hides - so so essential, in life really. Great post - new follower :)

Tyrean Martinson said...

A thicker hide - needed by all writers, especially me.

Writer Pat Newcombe said...

Yes - I'd like a thicker hide too... Then again, the more you sit at your computer and write the thicker it gets, eh???

Betty Alark said...

There's always something to learn and to be gained on lifes journey!

Why not a thicker hide- hehe!

http://bettyalark.blogspot.com

Betty Alark said...

There's always something to learn and to be gained on lifes journey!

Why not a thicker hide- hehe!

http://bettyalark.blogspot.com

Ella said...

I need that journey! Great post~
Hope the trip away was wonderful other than all the growth. Growing a thicker skin takes time~
Nice to meet you!

Tracy said...

goodness Em-we all need thicker skin don't we? I try to have it but am not always successful :)
Great post!

Kela McClelland said...

I try to have a thicker hide, don't always succeed though.

I like your story, looking forward to reading more. :)

M Pax said...

I hang out with a bunch of RWA people [oregon], and they're fab. One day I'll join. That camaraderie is great at helping us develop out thicker skins. It's great to know we're not alone.

Huntress said...

Holy Cats! Why haven't I run across your blog before? YowZa!!

Shay Lacy said...

I need that thicker hide. Love the story, Em.

Sonia Lal said...

Yeah thick skins are so important.

Sonia Lal @ Story Treasury

Dawn Embers said...

Ah yes, the thicker hide and perspective is a good thing to find on this path.

alexia said...

Amen to thicker skin! I have developed a really tough one with queries, having been rejected A LOT. Hehe.