Thanks but…

…no thanks.

Maybe you should stick to colouring in – here have a pencil.

On second thoughts, give it back, these baby’s are hard to come by!

Yep, that will be another NO then. Another, don’t call us and we’ll forget we ever had your number!

But I’m telling myself it can’t be all bad as I’m getting nicer rejections.

When I first started out editors would threaten to set the dogs on me or peek from behind the curtains, pretending they’d moved. Now I’m getting personal messages saying, ‘not for us, but keep sending.’

That can’t be bad right?

Well whether it is or not, I’m still feeling sorry for myself, so clinging to my broken dreams like Gollam to his ring, here’s another picture of a cake.

This time, Rocky Road Chocolate Squares, decorated by my lovely, and now chocolate iced, boys 🙂

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I’m a failure!

It’s something we don’t talk about enough, but without it we’d never experience our biggest successes.

Failure is what drives us to do more, be more and push ourselves beyond the limits we thought were possible.

“When people succeed they tend to party, when they fail, they tend to ponder”

                                                                                         – Tony Robbins

Each time I send out a piece of work thats rejected, I’ve found one more way not to do it. And as a result I keep honing, polishing and adapting. And I will continue to do so til I get a yes, partly because I’m stubborn and partly because I believe if I bug them enough they WILL give in eventually 😉

Failure is something we don’t focus on enough in life and yet it’s what gives us our greatest strength. If you’ve ever shown your work to your third year english teacher you’ll know that nothing can ever make you feel that insignificant again.

So when you fail, hold your head high, celebrate with your hands up and shout it from the rooftops, because you’ve just taken one step closer to your success.

And if you don’t believe me, take it from a lady who knows!