Time Flies

To say I have no time for this right now is more than an understatement.

I am in my last semester of graduate school and should be, as I type, working on my Master of education portfolio, which is due next week. But then, I’m one of those people who work better under pressure. That, or I’m just ultra lazy. Yeah. Probably the latter.


I just found out that I did not win a fellowship to the Summer Fishtrap, a week-long writer’s conference in Oregon. Eh, what can ya do?

I’ve also received some other rejections from here and there. But, since I am running short on time, I’m not going to list them all. Suffice to say, they exist, and I still haven’t published a single line of writing since my story “The Plumber,” over one year ago.

Things will turn around.

Or maybe I will.

7 thoughts on “Time Flies”

  1. Keep the faith dude. I went through a 12-month dry spell, only to find that the break was really necessary for me to take my work in a fresh direction.

    So sorry about the fellowship, but keep your chin up. You never know what might be waiting for you in its place!

    Keep writing,

  2. Anthony J. Rapino

    Thanks, Aura. Glad you like.

    Hey, Jade. Thanks for the pick-me-up. Yeah, I’m still writing, just not selling any of it. I’m planning on getting a novel going this summer, since it’s the first summer since 2003 that i won’t be taking classes.

  3. thanks for the comment dear..=) i was scared out of my wits and on the verge of imploding on my own frustrations. But I am now happy to say that I survived my first year of med school and am officially on my summer vacation! Weeeeeeee!!! =) Things will turn around for you too.. you’ll see. You just have to stay on track and be prepared for anything. I’ve always wanted to be a teacher of some kind too.. and i think what you’re goin’ for is awesome! just keep goin.. you’ll get there. thanks again! it’s so awesome to meet new people haha i love it..be checkin up on you soon! see ya!

  4. Hey Tony,

    Haven’t been by in a while. For some reason my bloglines thingy didn’t tell me you had updated in forever, it has been doing that to a lot of sites lately. Good to see that you are still submitting even if they aren’t currently working out for you. Congrats on nearing the finish line. Keep up the good work.


  5. Hey,

    Good to see that you are still trying despite all the rejections. Good luck with schooling and I hope that things do turn around.

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