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Having problems…

I’m reading the HWA newsletter. I was happy to get it today since I was looking for markets (even though I didn’t use it). But I’m sitting here reading it, and I come to the section where members who have had things published are listed along with what work and where… And I can’t be happy for them. It’s the same when I read the horrorauthors board. I can’t find it in me to be happy for people who have had their stories excepted somewhere. And THAT bothers me. I start to wonder just what is wrong with my stories that they don’t get published. What am I doing wrong? Or do I just suck as a writer?


Writer, publisher. Hobbies include reading, studying magic & illusions from a historical/theoretical perspective, and playing ultimate frisbee.

One thought on “Having problems…

  1. Question

    Are you in a critique group? I think it is invaluable–I see places in other peoples’ work that needs strengthening, and that helps me recognize those same problems in my own–but I might not of, if I hadn’t found it elsewhere first.

    I’ve been in one for 3.5 years now, and my writing is much stronger. It can help at whatever level we enter–and I know you have written far more than I! I am always touched by your dedication. I’m workin’ on it.

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