Criticism and rejection are part of life, but perhaps particularly part of a writer’s life.  Who else spends hours and hours, sacrifices family and friend time, other activities, to be judged, criticized, and rejected by strangers?  How much fear is connected to that? How to get past the fear and being willing to submit for a chance…

A great interview from Joanna Penn at the Creative Penn on YouTube interviewing Mark McGuinness.


About the author

DayAlMohamed Day Al-Mohamed is author of the Young Adult novel, “Baba Ali and the Clockwork Djinn.” She is also co-editor for the anthology, “Trust & Treachery” from Dark Quest Books. In addition to speculative fiction, she also writes comics and film scripts. She is an active member of the Cat Vacuuming Society of Northern Virginia Writing Group, of Women in Film and Video, and a graduate of the VONA/Voices Writing Workshop.