No, it’s not just you. You’re not just imagining that half the blogs and books you’ve read in the last few years have urged
You are alive with possibilities. You just need to find them.
kwäləfəˈkāSH(ə)n/ or, How Meaningful Are Degrees, Really? or, Why I'm not eligible for an MA in Creative Writing
I didn't write to that first editor - or anybody else - out of a sense of entitlement or arrogance and certainly not because
The day after, I sat with my teenage son, who seemed as unnerved by the results as by the sight of his parents' conspicuous despair. I explained to him that I was accustomed to thinking of the government as being like our home's electricity, something I knew would be there to allow me to do the things I wanted to do.
However many people end up reading our work, each individual person will have their own relationship with what we have written. Some will love what we write, some will be indifferent and some will flat out hate it.