Treated myself to a Jimmy John's veggie sub for lunch today, and it was delicious!
My 'Never Alone' print arrived! Got it printed on canvas, stretched, and framed by this place called American Frame and it looks great. Just have to settle on where I'm hanging it and do some 'art musical chairs' is all...
Lastly, found a great quote:
"In the end, I received 60 rejections for The Help. But letter number 61 was the one that accepted me. After my five years of writing and three and a half years of rejection, an agent named Susan Ramer took pity on me. What if I had given up at 15? Or 40? Or even 60? Three weeks later, Susan sold The Help to Amy Einhorn Books.
The point is, I can't tell you how to succeed. But I can tell you how not to: Give in to the shame of being rejected and put your manuscript--or painting, song, voice, dance moves, [insert passion here]--in the coffin that is your bedside drawer and close it for good. I guarantee you that it won't take you anywhere. Or you could do what this writer did: Give in to your obsession instead."
(From an essay by Kathryn Stockett in the anthology The Best Advice I Ever Got: Lessons from Extraordinary Lives.)