My Guest Post at Lisa Romeo Writes: On Blogging & Personal Essay Writing

The name Lisa Romeo should be familiar to you. I’ve linked to several of her blog posts, especially those on creative non-fiction, memoir and personal essay writing. So when Lisa accepted my pitch for a guest post on her blog, I was thrilled.

Guest Blogger Jesaka Long on How Blogging Improved Her Personal Essay Writing

Armed with enthusiasm, the support of my fellow classmates and three polished pieces, I emerged from my first personal essay class ready to submit, submit, submit. And you know what happened next: rejection, rejection, rejection.

And then more rejection. While I was grateful to receive responses—hey, at least someone was reading—I became discouraged. More than a year after my class, I was still unpublished.

Read the rest at Lisa’s.