Non-Fiction, Prompt, Writing

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS July 4/2020

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS July 4/2020

2019-2020 SoCS Badge by Shelley! https://www.quaintrevival.com/

This is Teresa Smeigh from www.tessacandoit.com writing under a pen name. I am now using Tessa Dean and my new website/blog is www.tessadeanauthor.com.

Linda’s prompt: Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “toss.” Use it any way you’d like. Enjoy!

Well there is toss your cookies and that is never pleasant, but I have found that when I toss my medical alert button onto a chair or the bed, it alerts the system that I have fallen and a voice comes through the button asking if I am alright. Now if I don’t answer that voice they will send the paramedics and break down my door if I don’t answer it. It’s nice having the alert, but it is very sensitive and it will also go off if I bend over to pick something up and the button, of course, falls forward and down and I was setting it off constantly as I drop everything. I called them up and asked them how could I avoid this problem without taking the fall alert off because I do fall and sometimes it is because I have passed out. They told me to tie a knot in it, thereby shortening it and it has worked. No more tossing of the button or setting it off by leaning over.

Tessa – 

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses

New Author’s Website – http://www.tessadeanauthor.com

Author – Old Writing –  http://www.finallyawriter.com

About my life –  http://www.tessacandoit.com

Author of a book, a work in progress on the blog, https://tessacandoit.com/government-property-a-memoir-as-a-military-wife/

Highlighted chapters are done and ready to be read.

I am also a youtuber in the authortube section on writing. See my videos here:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSpNS-6gfJ0s8eD1berLwQg

Fiction, Poetry, Prompt, Writing

July 2020 Writing Prompts by “M”

“M” writes monthly writing prompts showing a new prompt for each day of the month. Click here for the page for this month.

July 5th’s prompt is “The sting of rejection”

The Sting of Rejection

by Tessa Dean July 2020

The sting of rejection hit me the hardest at the age of 17 when I wrote a story and sent it in to a magazine to be published. Things tend to hit us harder when we are a teen anyhow and this rejection from them totally stopped me from writing for 30 years. I really took it hard. People tried to console me and tell me that it isn’t the end of the world and to keep on writing and sending things in for publication. Don’t quit I heard all the time, but it just tore something out of me and my creativity took a nose dive along with my self-esteem. Forty years later I now understand that one rejection is not the end of the world and that all those famous people have lots and lots of rejection slips, but you can’t tell an emotional teenager that. I wasted 30 years that I could have been writing and maybe even gotten published, but those 30 years are gone. I have been writing constantly for the last eleven years and blogging those stories, poems, etc. Hitting the publish key the first time was very difficult, but almost immediately I had followers and people liking my work and even though I am sure there are plenty who do not like it, it doesn’t matter as much anymore. I know I can write and I don’t need to be published for that to change. I may never publish anything other than to my blogs, but I am happy enough with that. That may change if I suddenly find myself without my SSDI check from Social Security and without a way to survive in this world, but for now it is enough.

(also known as Teresa Smeigh from www.tessacandoit.com)

Tessa – 

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses

New Author’s Website – http://www.tessadeanauthor.com

Author – Old Writing –  http://www.finallyawriter.com

About my life –  http://www.tessacandoit.com

Author of a book, a work in progress on the blog, https://tessacandoit.com/government-property-a-memoir-as-a-military-wife/

Highlighted chapters are done and ready to be read.I am also a youtuber in the authortube section on writing. See my videos here:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSpNS-6gfJ0s8eD1berLwQg