SoCS April 4/15 – de/ed


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This week’s prompt: use a word, anywhere in your post that begins with the prefix “de-.” Extra points if your word ends with “ed”!

Delivered, destroyed and debilitated.

It was how I was feeling after writing my last novel only to have it rejected one more time despite every adherence to my editors requirements that I change this, that and everything else.

The one thing I have become skilled at throughout this entire process is to hit the delete button with monotonous regularity.

But life is all about trying is it not. So I shall once again take up my pen and plan another attack upon the wiles of publishing land. I shall deliver, I shall NOT be destroyed or feel debilitated ever again for I know that I am capable of words that will resonate with some publisher somewhere.

Now this next story. (Start with an eye catching opening sentence)

Dell decided to delve into the devious life of his arch nemesis Delroided Dervished.


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23 Responses to SoCS April 4/15 – de/ed

  1. LindaGHill says:

    Oh how frustrating, Michael. Never give up, never give in!

  2. Rejection is an editor’s way of saying “I will let another publisher become famous with this book because I’m too narrow-minded.”

  3. mandy smith says:

    Rejection is the name of the game in publishing! Do you have published works, Michael? I’d love to read them. No rejection here! 🙂

  4. Prajakta says:

    Michael… Keep it up. Don’t stop.
    Loved the last line 🙂

  5. You are courageous. Don’t give up.

  6. weebluebirdie says:

    Ah, how determined of you! I’m getting into this “de….ed” with a vengeance:-)

  7. Lyn says:

    Excellently done, Michael. Love the name of Dell’s arch nemesis 😀

  8. milliethom says:

    A lovely story, Michael, delivered with your usual flair – and determination not to be destroyed! It was convincingly written, even if it wasn’t true. The last line is superb! 🙂

  9. mj6969 says:

    You have the wit and creative ability that just was flowing like a river on the high rise when you wrote this! Great job Michael – and we are so lucky that you are generous in gifting the world with your writings, wits and delightful imagination – always 😀

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