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A huge thank you

A huge thank you goes out to everyone who stopped by and put their work up for discussion. Its appreciated and I'm hopeful that everyone learned something - even if it was to keep plugging away at it.

Four or five years ago I had the pleasure of having a piece flogged by Mr. Rhamey - and I have to say it was one of the most emotional, most wrenching experiences of my life because I was new, I had visions of my great talent and skill, and had the ego of a newbie.

So when he gave me his thoughts I was torn...but I realized inshort order that what he said made sense. Not only did I take what he said to heart - but I went on to revamp things and I have to admit that the book he flogged, that I had nearly thrown out, went on to be contracted, published, and made the number 1 best seller list for Champagne books in May of 2009.

If anything, the experience taught me that while the truth isn't always a bed of roses, sometimes you have to pluck out the thorns and keep digging for that one truly exceptional bloom.

For that experience, and for appearing on my blog, I say bravo, and thank you so very much Mr. Rhamey, its been both a pleasure and an honor to have you here, and have you sharing your wisdom with us. I hope to have you back again!


Unknown said…
It was my pleasure, Patricia. And one of your readers has already submitted a chapter for flogging. I'd be happy to do another session one day.

I have a unique Internet radio experience coming this Thursday, May 19. It's about my novel, We the Enemy. For those who are interested, it will be at 7:45 p.m. Eastern time on the 19th, though the interview is expected to be about a half hour into the show. The URL is
Unknown said…
Thanks Ray for the update and I'll be listening to your show. Wishing you all the best and much success.

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