Six Steps to Deal with Rejections

Six Steps to Deal with Rejections

Whether we like it or not, ever so often, like an unwelcome houseguest, rejections creep upon us. It doesn’t matter where you are in your writing career or the number of books you have published; rejections lurk around us writers like shadows. Even after having nine books in the market, every time that I receive a rejection letter, it hurts and stinks….

My Break-Up With Winter

My Break-Up With Winter

2014 started with a bang. I wrote nonstop. By the fourth week into the New Year, I had a bunch of personal essays and poems that were accepted in cool magazines and journals. I would kiss the snow, write, workout, and drink lots of chai… Read more here.

Creativity and Mortality

Creativity and Mortality

2012 and 2013 were dark years for me. I worked extensively on social issues affecting women—including, but not limited to, violence against women. Researching, writing, and editing articles, poems, and essays meant interviewing female survivors of violence; family members of victims; and, in general traversing through and unraveling a lot of inhumane situations. Being exposed to such unimaginable hopelessness and pessimism and reliving them via my writing, there were days when I saw nothing encouraging about humanity.