Theresa Milstein: Hide
From: Theresa’s Tales of Teaching Tribulations and Typing Teen Texts
June 27, 2012 at 07:58AM
“I would advise anyone who aspires to a writing
career that before developing his talent he would be wise to develop a thick
different person wrote it. This isn’t an unfamiliar feeling. Any writer knows that with great hope
comes the eventual loss of hope.
jobs, many through schoolspring.com.
Sometimes, I get an email that an employer has read my resume
(hope). Sometimes, I get an email
that the position has been filled (loss of hope).
even better paying instructional aide jobs. What is one qualified for (other than teaching) with a
History B.A. and M.A.? I worked at GEICO full time, and then part time during
grad school, but that was a long time ago. I hope to find a position in education, so maybe there will
be some more vacation time for me to spend with my kids. I’ll miss the summer. That is, if I get a job. At least my last job is
waiting for me.
poem for their July issue. (YaY!)
In the midst of that happiness, I received 2 bits of
negative writing feedback, so the brief moment in the sun became a tsunami.
Since summer began, I’ve been devoting lots of time to
editing. I plan to have 2 more
projects to query by end of summer.
to the bone. Get rid of every ounce of excess fat. This is going to hurt;
revising a story down to the bare essentials is always a little like murdering
children, but it must be done.”
—Stephen King, WD
founded on the realities of life, working at cross purposes, getting hotter and
fiercer as they strike against each other until finally there’s an
—Leigh Brackett, WD
read. I know of no shortcuts.”
—Larry L. King, WD
ever becomes a master.”
struggle, like a long bout of some painful illness. One would never undertake
such a thing if one were not driven on by some demon whom one can neither
resist nor understand.”
a thick hide?