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I've been creative writing all my life, though with various haitus(es) along the way. IFrom 2010 I started this blog and enjoyed sharing writing and other information with everyone. illness and bereavement supplied the more recent hiatus.

Friday, 23 March 2012

Writerly Doldrums Haiku

Life has somewhat taken over recently...

I've been busy sorting out a few things work wise.

Hubby's been  laid up with a badly sprained ankle.

The cat needed taking to the vets... 

and I've had no car for a whole week, as it required lots of repairs just when the mechanic took sick... thankfully it's back now.

So writing/blogging has been on the back burner.

I had a story rejection a couple of days ago, which sent me into those inevitable writerly doldrums...

While I try to remember that I must not dwell on the rejections and to take my example from those amazing writing bloggers like Milo who just keep sending out their stories for years until they get accepted, which helps...

and then two days later an email saying that a Flash Fiction piece had been accepted,  so that was a boost!

Writerly Doldrums
My masterpiece rejected
I must not give up!

Waiting for my muse
I'm in a short story slump
Need a writing boost

Feeling somewhat low
I need some blogging solace
Thank you, one and all

How about you?


  1. As a new visitor to your lovely blog, just wanted to say hello-your blog looks really interesting-loved the cartoon picture BTW!!

  2. Congratulations! I'm glad your work was selected and it has given you the boost you need. Here's to happy writing :)

  3. Sounds like a really trying week! Congrats on your flash fiction acceptance, that's great news!!

  4. The good news is that every rejection brings you closer to a 'yes.'

    Be encouraged!

  5. Oh the mighty lows and the amazing ups of sending out stories into the world!!

    YAY for your story acceptance!! Happy happy happy dance for you!!

    Hope all is calm and lovely now with hubby, kitty and car! Take care

  6. We all have difficult weeks sometimes, but concentrate on the positive. Your Flash Fiction was ACCEPTED. Wow, that is terrific! Good for you.

  7. Yay for the acceptance! Oh and every time I'm in a writing slump, I write something imploring a muse to inspire me, and it always works!!! so I hope it worked for you.


  8. so glad there was light at the end of that tunnel! yeah!

  9. That's great news, Madeleine! Rejection followed by an acceptance is definitely a perfect pick-me-up!

    Hope things calm down for you this weekend. Have a good one!

  10. Glad that the Flash Fiction piece was accepted. Rejections can be prickly creatures.

  11. It'd be nice if life always balanced out the slaps it gives you with one hand by patting you on the back with the other. Gotta accentuate the positive! Congrats on the flash fiction being accepted.

  12. It sounds like your week ended better than it began. I'm glad :-)

  13. Hi Madeleine .. what a higgledy piggledy week .. ups and downs - I hope your hubby is improving - or his ankle at least. Poor put-cat - hope she's better ... and you can recover your wits this weekend ... and enjoy the Flash Fiction piece being accepted .. good things do turn up!!

    With thoughts - Hilary

  14. Way to go, Madeleine! I'm sure that acceptance was just the boost you needed. Never give up; never surrender.

  15. Love your haikus! I might try that next time I'm feeling down about my own writing.

  16. Nice haiku. And congratulations on that story acceptance!

    Madeleine Begun Kane

  17. Congratulations on the acceptance, especially after such a rought couple of weeks. Keep faith!


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