Where did I go?

by nicolecallihan

Hmm…where did I go? Not sure. But today, I’m here. (Hi.)

So, my goal for 2018 was to get 100 rejections. It wasn’t my only goal, of course, but it was a BIG goal, and well, I did it. I actually got 108. 108 people read my work and found that it wasn’t a fit for whatever they were fitting. Also: there are nine days left in the year, so I’ll probably reach 110.

BUT: with rejection comes acceptance. So, I’m not here to moon about my rejections, but to say: I have a NOVELLA that will be published next year (!!!), and I also have been accepted by so many dreamy places: Tin House, Copper Nickel, Sugar House, The Academy of American Poets. AND, I read in Miami, AND I read in Abu Dhabi, AND AND AND. So, life is good.

I’m also (always) making new things. Zoe Ryder White, my dear friend, who I collaborated with for “A Study in Spring” just finished our new book-length collaboration called “Elsewhere.” Also, I think I’m going to write a play in January. Maybe, too, I’ll come back to this old blog and tell some stories.

So, here’s to 2018 flashing in the rear view mirror, and to 2019 glowing on the horizon. Happy almost new year. And hi, mom. I think you’re my only reader, but you’ve always been my best.