• Lesley Wheeler

    Joy to you, in larger and larger servings, Jeannine!

    September 23, 2018
  • […] So I have to think of some of the same “survival” skills that apply to recovering from illness and apply them to the writing life. Say you haven’t been writing, you haven’t been feeling like you’re doing enough to promote your work, you don’t feel like you have a support network for your writing, etc. Be kind to yourself – relax and give yourself downtime. Be kind to your support system. Subscribe to journals that support you. Write a thank-you note. Read a book just for fun, not for self-improvement or critique, but fun. And if a bunch of editors are virtually shrugging their shoulders at your work, just like with doctors, keep going until you find the editor that gets you. Remind yourself why you are writing in the first place, spend time with what is beautiful, and try to give yourself some joy. Jeannine Hall Gailey, In the Recovery Zone, and How to Avoid Despair with Illness (and Writing) […]

    September 23, 2018
  • Deborah Kate Hammond

    You continue to impress and encourage me. Thank you for this beautiful and real post!

    September 23, 2018
  • Jeannine, you are the most inspiring person I know! Still thinking of others at a time when most people would not. Glenn, once again you win best caregiver and partner!

    I agree with what you say about taking on too many projects as well. It’s easy to get carried away and take on too much. That leads to disappointment on both sides and we don’t need that negative energy

    October 08, 2018

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