Comments on: How to Turn Disappointing Nonevents Into Opportunities http://www.writingandwellness.com/2017/07/05/how-to-turn-disappointing-nonevents-into-opportunities/ Putting the Power of YOU Behind Your Best Creative Life Tue, 25 Jul 2017 17:46:27 +0000 hourly 1 By: Francine Larson http://www.writingandwellness.com/2017/07/05/how-to-turn-disappointing-nonevents-into-opportunities/#comment-48141 Thu, 06 Jul 2017 01:05:07 +0000 http://www.writingandwellness.com/?p=7195#comment-48141 Thank you.

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By: Colleen http://www.writingandwellness.com/2017/07/05/how-to-turn-disappointing-nonevents-into-opportunities/#comment-48140 Thu, 06 Jul 2017 00:55:08 +0000 http://www.writingandwellness.com/?p=7195#comment-48140 Moving forward regardless. Sounds good!

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By: Colleen http://www.writingandwellness.com/2017/07/05/how-to-turn-disappointing-nonevents-into-opportunities/#comment-48139 Thu, 06 Jul 2017 00:54:08 +0000 http://www.writingandwellness.com/?p=7195#comment-48139 Makes me sad to hear you say you stopped writing, Francine. My heart goes out to you. It’s tough, no doubt. As one writer to another, I hope you’ll try again when you’re ready!

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By: Francine Larson http://www.writingandwellness.com/2017/07/05/how-to-turn-disappointing-nonevents-into-opportunities/#comment-48138 Thu, 06 Jul 2017 00:49:33 +0000 http://www.writingandwellness.com/?p=7195#comment-48138 Thank you for this great articles! A “non event” happened to me on my second book and I was heart-broken. I don’t feel that I will ever get over it and have all but stopped writing completely. The article helped me at least understand what I was going through and not I have to try and get over it.

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By: David B http://www.writingandwellness.com/2017/07/05/how-to-turn-disappointing-nonevents-into-opportunities/#comment-48137 Wed, 05 Jul 2017 23:58:23 +0000 http://www.writingandwellness.com/?p=7195#comment-48137 Yes – As I’m almost ready, the publisher said to go ahead and self-publish. We’d simply change over the edition when they publish. They were gathering titles for a fall 2018 publication earliest.

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By: Colleen http://www.writingandwellness.com/2017/07/05/how-to-turn-disappointing-nonevents-into-opportunities/#comment-48136 Wed, 05 Jul 2017 22:18:03 +0000 http://www.writingandwellness.com/?p=7195#comment-48136 Thanks for your examples, David. Yes, publishers take sooooooo long don’t they? Here’s hoping for a positive response, but meanwhile I’m sure you have other alternatives if it doesn’t come through. And like Carol said, it’s all material regardless!

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By: Colleen http://www.writingandwellness.com/2017/07/05/how-to-turn-disappointing-nonevents-into-opportunities/#comment-48135 Wed, 05 Jul 2017 22:16:08 +0000 http://www.writingandwellness.com/?p=7195#comment-48135 Sounds like a good approach, Kathy. Keep going on that story though! We’re rooting for you. :O)

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By: Kathy http://www.writingandwellness.com/2017/07/05/how-to-turn-disappointing-nonevents-into-opportunities/#comment-48133 Wed, 05 Jul 2017 22:04:14 +0000 http://www.writingandwellness.com/?p=7195#comment-48133 Scrap booking is not a bad idea as I have so many photos and opportunities to write a brief description and plan a layout for the photo and writing. I enjoyed writing my book, but the rewrite and editing is a painful process. I hope to finish in about six months and then search for a publisher. Meanwhile, I’ll take care of some photos with some ideas on design, write a few poems and continue editing. Great article to alert me to the danger of “non-events.’

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By: David B http://www.writingandwellness.com/2017/07/05/how-to-turn-disappointing-nonevents-into-opportunities/#comment-48132 Wed, 05 Jul 2017 21:30:57 +0000 http://www.writingandwellness.com/?p=7195#comment-48132 Good one, thanks Colleen. Was not aware of the psychology of Nonevents but have certainly experienced them. Like when I launched my first blog. It was essentially invisible on the web. It took awhile to get readership. And then it took on a life of its own…

I’ve been tempering my expectations of my coming book. It’s taken a lot longer to get out the door (as your newsletter described) but the result has been worth it. Another nonevent has been an invitation from a good publisher to propose. The proposal has dropped into the void of the time it takes them to review and discuss the submission…

I agree with Carol’s comment too.

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By: Colleen http://www.writingandwellness.com/2017/07/05/how-to-turn-disappointing-nonevents-into-opportunities/#comment-48130 Wed, 05 Jul 2017 18:18:31 +0000 http://www.writingandwellness.com/?p=7195#comment-48130 Ha ha ha. What a good idea! Where’s my tape…?

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