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Everyone experiences it, at least once or twice in their lives.  Sometimes it hurts more than others.  Writers deliberately open themselves up to it when they start submitting their manuscripts out into the wide, wild world in hopes that someone else will love their baby as much as they do.  Right now, I’m licking my wounds over a non-writing disappointment and wishing I was back at writers’ retreat with nothing I had to do except write.

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The view was pretty inspiring, though also distracting once the weather cleared up at the end of our retreat week.  I actually closed the blinds closest to my seat one afternoon to keep the pretty scene outside the window from dragging my attention away from my manuscript.

Tonight, as a way to distract myself from being discouraged, I spent quite a while admiring my cover art again.  I don’t get tired of looking at that either, and, because it’s made me feel better this evening, I’m going to share it here again.

My shiny new cover art! isn't it pretty?

My shiny new cover art! isn’t it pretty?

What do you do to make yourself feel better after something doesn’t turn out the way you’d hoped?


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