For any writer who needs a pick-me-up, check out how difficult the road to publication was for Jane Austen. I had no idea!

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Sweet Sy is giving away cute jewelry at her blog. Head on over to her post about aspirations and enter for your chance to win!

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Last night I found out I was accepted to the week-long Writer’s Workshop run by the Kenyon Review. There are a lot of reasons I want to go (learning, networking, “vacationing,” etc.) and only one thing holding me back: the cost. It’s not prohibitive, but it sure makes you do a double-take. Like, is this really worth it?

But I think the only way I can answer that is by going and finding out for myself.

I did resort to a shameless sidebar plug in the hopes that a philanthropic literature-loving sugar daddy will stumble across my blog and decide to donate. More realistically, I’ll just hope that the Google ads get more interesting to folks. Even more realistically, I’ll start saving.

(Also: if anyone has attended this workshop, or one similar, and has any thoughts, I’d love to hear!)