Everybody left wonderful comments on my wish for an accountability group. Jamie paid some beautiful compliments about my writing, and then she caught me:
An accountability group would be marvelous. *And* I also bet you have something right now that you could send. Make us your interim accountability group and take a first step. You can do it.
Uh oh! Now I’m stuck! You lovely readers have become my accountability group. I talked the talk, so now I have to walk…
It didn’t stop there. Carla offered tips, and Mother Henna and Hybrid J gave good advice. Lisa told me about a friend ‘collecting’ 100 rejection slips, and I think that idea is going to stay with me. Jamie kindly came back with a link to an awesome podcast about getting personal essays published. And to top it all off, Pamela offered to be a beta reader.
I am amazed and excited by all this practical support. You guys rock! But I’m also kind of scared. Because now I have no excuse not to start sending out submissions.
Thanking you kindly,
and wondering what I’ve started,