My novel is finished now so Phase II, getting it published, continues.  It officially started after I attended a Writer’s Conference this spring, pitched my novel to two literary agents I met there, sent the requested materials and waited months only to be turned down by both. I’m learning that ‘rejection is the name of the game’ as my wonderful editor said about the process of trying to get published.  I’m going to have to develop a thick skin and continue to believe in myself.

 

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Jackson & Perkins Co. red ‘Impatient’ and fiery orange gold ‘Charisma’ roses light up December.