There is a writing golden rule out there that most writers are not aware of. It is the famous, “When one door closes another door shall open.” My writer friends cling to this rule when you get discouraged or despaired.
Remember in my last post “Sneak Submission”?
Sadly I believe I got rejected for that submission, but I had also sent it to Poetry Festival in which they welcomed it. I think the piece is suited better with them as well. It never fails when one door shuts another shall open.
View my feature: https://festivalforpoetry.com/2017/06/06/read-poetry-a-mothers-gritty-wisdom-by-janny-c/
As you all know I am a freelance writer and today I thought I’d give you a sneak peek into the life.
Today I just sent off a submission to Mamalode who is joining forces with Hyland’s for their #amotherknows campaign. If my piece is accepted my piece gets featured on their platform yay! I will keep you posted, but for a daring gesture here is your SPECIAL Sneak Peek! Shhhhh!
A Mother’s Gritty Wisdom
By Janny C
You meet your child for the first time, so much love abounds. You are so proud to be a mother now.
Next, there is:
2 am feedings
Colic is reeling
Tantrums and screaming
Patience at an ending…
Night time comes happily to say goodbye to the sun.
Tuck them in bed sweet and tight. You then pause watching them sleep.
At that moment love swells up inside you overwhelmingly. Lumping in your throat so you can’t speak.
It is then you remember why you became a Mother.
I write outside the box. I write with no guidelines. I write with no structure.
What I write with is feeling, freedom, passion, wisdom.
Writing should be daring. Writing should be brave!
Here’s a little provocative unique piece I wrote. Is it too strange for the modern age?
This has me puzzled of recent. I have had 3 or 4 wonderful opportunities to contribute and submit my work on some prominent paying blogs and magazines, even a spot in the latest Chicken Soup for the Soul books. Sounds good right?
WRONG! I could not write about me! This did not make sense to me. I should be the easiest topic to write on! In fact, I have no problem expressing feelings in words. I rather write than talk! Every time I tried though….it just did not…the magic just didn’t happen. Nothing flowed out right. It turned out to be a painful outpouring of babbling.
It makes me wonder has my life been THAT painful? So painful to try and look back on it makes you want to just abandon all cause curl in a little ball and die? My life was not that bad, and the pain that was there I wanted to write about and share hoping maybe I could help someone to feel not so alone like I once did. Only I am left to discover it is a pandora’s box that might destroy all of my humanity if it is open.
I thought my past was resolved. I thought I was free. I was clean. Only to discovered I only resolved half of myself.
As a Freelance Writer, I wrote under the name Janny C.
When I decided to write my book Angelic Confessions I didn’t want to use my freelance writing name thus Jan Marie was born. I then came to the conclusion or a mid-life crisis which ever term you prefer that maybe this was a bad idea leading to confusion. Though I would like to think society has the proper intelligence to kind of see I am one in the same, I mean it is kind of obvious. In the end, I was tired of the split identity I am a writer whole, not a writer divided, so I am Janny(Jan Marie)C Writer/Author/Reviewer/ Promoter/ Poet extraordinaire. One one quite writes like me.