Entries Tagged as: Fear

08/22/18

Sticking it Out on the Rocky Road to Publication

I’ve worked hard all my life and was taught that hard work and determination pays off. I put myself through law school, raised two amazing daughters as a single mother, and embarked on a writing career at mid-life, eventually being published by many prestigious magazines and newspapers. Yet that golden book deal remained elusive. At times I’ve feared that perhaps I’d finally hit my personal glass ceiling.Type a short description of your new blog

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1 Comment     Tags: agents · book publication · Danielle Flood · Fear · first book · Jennifer Haupt · memoir · rejection · Susan Shapiro · the writing life · writing

09/26/17

Hurricane Preparedness

http://beverlywillett.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Cow-Hurricane-Matthew-Perry-StateFair-e1506545791244.jpeTwo weeks ago the Governor of Georgia ordered a mandatory evacuation from certain parts of the state, including Savannah where I live now. Weather forecasts predicted a Category 3 strength direct hit to Savannah from Hurricane Irma, with a storm surge of 10-15 feet. In less than five years, I’ve battened down for three hurricanes – Hurricane Sandy before I left Brooklyn, Hurricane Matthew last October, and now Hurricane Irma. It felt like I’d just evacuated and here I was ordered to leave town again.


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No Comments     Tags: Attachment · Divorce · Fear · Georgia · Gratitude · Hurricane · Hurricane Irma · Hurricane Matthew · Hurricane Sandy · Loss · Montezuma · Perry Georgia State Fair · Pig races · Savannah · State Fair

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