I’m not a believer in the “write every day movement.” I’m not a believer in writing processes as movements in general. Writing is about having a unique voice—one that cannot be cultivated by following everyone else’s writing routine.
Although we often view it as an end goal, getting published is a relatively small part of the battle for success as a writer. The path to publication is made up almost entirely of rejection. The more progress you make toward publication, the more rejection you’ve undoubtedly trudged through.
I received an Honorable Mention, and publication, in The Exposition Review's Flash 405 April 2018 Contest judged by poet Edwin Bodney.