I came into this traditional publishing journey expecting rejection, but I still had hopes I was wrong.

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This morning I received my fourth agent query rejection. Combined with the two no responses, that makes six rejections so far for my novel.

I came into this traditional publishing journey expecting rejection. It doesn’t make it any easier. While my expectations were on point, I still had my hopes…

I’m not afraid of the dark. It’s bigger than that.

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Today, my coworker shared about how much he loves a quiet, dark house when he gets home from work. In the time before his wife gets home, he keeps the lights low and enjoys the quiet solitude.

“You’re just like my husband,” I said, and then told him how my…

Even if you don’t write 50K in 30 days, NaNoWriMo can still kickstart your writing goals.

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For many writers, November is for National Novel Writing Month, aka NaNoWriMo. This is when writers pledge to write a 50K novel in 30 days. The only way to do this is to set time aside every day for your writing. No excuses. No interruptions. Just daily writing until the…

Sure, diet culture and food restriction are terrible. But have you seen me around the break room goodies?

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This week, I asked my Facebook friends to share what foods they would eat if there were no rules. And the comments were enough to make my mouth water. Pizza. Mozzarella sticks. Fried chicken. Red meat.

And then one friend asked who was making these rules.

My red flags started…

But the red flags of her abuse were clear. I know because it happened to me.

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The cops were called to my apartment when I was 18 years old. My boyfriend answered the door, offering pleasantries as well as confusion over why they were there. The collar of his t-shirt was stretched, and distinct scratches lined his chest. I hid a bloody tissue in my fist.

Crissi Langwell 🦋

Romance & women’s fiction author. I write on Medium about a variety of topics because I’m not good at staying in one lane. Find me at crissilangwell.com

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