Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Just sittin' here smilin'

The next time I get one of those letters in the mail that says "thanks for your submission, but we can't use it in our publication at this time";
the next time I tell myself there are so many better things I could do with my time than writing(like doing laundry, for example);
the next time I assume every other writer is better than me and I'm simply wasting my time;

I will remember that Vicki said this of me:

"Her writing has this ability to cut to the core of my person. She can put into words things that only constrict me into a mental breakdown!"

or this:

"She can take the passing thoughts that flutter through our minds and put them down into words that make you say out-loud, 'Yes, how did you know?'"

and I will smile.

Wow! I hardly feel worthy of such high praise, but I will accept it graciously and try to remember that any gifts I have been given are meant to be shared. You are more than welcome to partake - provided you share yours in return!

Thank you Vicki for lifting my spirits in such a beautiful, heartfelt way. Now the rest of you should run on over and visit Vicki, because she's one of those people you will feel almost instantly could become your best friend. I think, if we spent an afternoon together, we'd barely stop laughing long enough to take a bite of that delicious apple cake she makes! (Which reminds me - I have some apples that need to be used soon... hmmm...)


swampwitch said...

I always wondered why you blog was called Fumbling for Words...you don't seem to fumble too much. They rather flow.

marnie said...

Vicki is definitely one of my special people too. She has made me smile countless times too.

marnie said...

Swampy has a faster trigger finger than I. haha.

andrea said...

Here's a weird synchronicity for you. Another Vicki recently wrote a truly inspired post about this very same topic. Check it out here: http://vickistclair.blogspot.com/2007/01/rejection.html

BarnGoddess said...

I say: Vicki only speaketh the truth.

your words have a way of winding into one's mind.

Vicki said...

I heart Heather! =)

Gina said...

Isn't it so comforting to know that your efforts do indeed touch people? That you aren't writing in a vacuum?

She's totally right, ya know... :)

Whippersnapper said...

You've got the bestest blog ever! (Even if reading it makes me feel incredibly shallow sometimes!!)

Coll said...

I agree with Vicki. You have a lovely way with words.

Rose said...

Rejection is part of the writing process and you never know who might be reading your words here at your blog and relating.

Pamela said...

I think God gave Vicki a 6th sense. She's always there with her banana bread of word.