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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Angry (08/02/07)

TITLE: Upset, You Bet
By Donald Ford
08/05/07


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Dear Friend and Diary,

What do editors think - that paper grows on trees? Well, I guess it does, but ink doesnít and I have gone through plenty of pens and all I get for my trouble are these stupid rejection letters. Upset, you bet I am. I have better things to do with my time than put up with all of the pink slips and not so much as a comment from their end. Maybe they are the ones who ran out of ink. If I could even got a clue as to what they didnít like about my work that would at least help me to know how to improve my writings. But no, they leave me here in a muddle of my own creation. I thought my stuff was better than that.

There must be a better way to develop my writing than by always sending it out to prospective buyers, only to have it thrown back in my face. As a believer I really should get a handle on this. At least Iím letting off some steam and not letting the sun go down upon my wrath. Thatís scriptural, I think. Yes, I get angry quickly, but I try to just as soon get over it. This time is different. This time it is personal. These are my stories Ė my babies Ė how dare they treat them this way. If I had a best friend insulted in front of me, I would say something you can bet to that other wise guy. Well editors arenít perfect either.

I think the next rejection I get I will give that so and so a piece of my mind. But then I think: what would Jesus do? This is the guy who tells us to turn the other cheek. But I think I have had more than my share of slaps for my writing. So I guess the Christian thing to do would be to find another avenue to explore to improve my writing. I guess it really is me, not the editors with the problem.

Tonight before I hit the sack I am going to make it a matter of prayer and then tomorrow I am going to checkout a writers forum that some of my writer friends have told me about. I believe the site was www.faithwriters.com , but we will see. Maybe there I can get some help and advice about my writings. Also I will see a Christian counselor about some needed anger management classes.

Thank you diary Ė I can always count on you to listen to my rantings.


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Christine Dunn08/09/07
Interesting... I'm sure a lot of people on Faithwriters will be able to relate!
Lynda Schultz 08/10/07
I always take that kind of anger out on paper ó then rip the paper up! The computer age makes it even easier ó a touch of the delete button and I feel better and the evidence of my anger is gone. That leaves only the part of taking it to the Lord.
Marilyn Schnepp 08/11/07
"Great idea!" sighs the Diary. Welcome!