Rejection Letter


Dear daydreamer, you are an
author, a creator with boundless depths.
Thank you for baring your naked soul, for the words
you have written in your own blood,
for long nights of silence, and for
your sacrifices, your despair, your
submission. You wander the quiet confines of your mind.
Unfortunately, the shadows harbor a monster, and
it’s born of self-doubt,
not of flesh and fang. You stand alone,
the scribe, the warrior by
right whose pen is a blade that will
fit between ribs like a sword,
for it is your destiny to liberate
us. We are in your debt.
Best wishes ring hollow in the empty halls
of broken promises. Through poor timing and bad
luck you trudge on, broken pen spilling ink
in your hand. It’s a lonely existence,
your solitude, but necessary while you chase a
future dream so elusive you question your
endeavors. Don’t. Just keep writing.

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I'm an award-winning fantasy author, artist, and photographer from La Porte, Indiana. My poetry, short fiction, and memoir works have been featured in various anthologies and journals since 2005, and several of my poems are available in the Indiana Poetry Archives. The first three novels in my Chronicles of Avilésor: War of the Realms series have received awards from Literary Titan.

After some time working as a freelance writer, I was shocked by how many website articles are actually written by paid "ghost writers" but published under the byline of a different author. It was a jolt seeing my articles presented as if they were written by a high-profile CEO or an industry expert with decades of experience. I'll be honest; it felt slimy and dishonest. I had none of the credentials readers assumed the author of the article actually had. Ghost writing is a perfectly legal, astonishingly common practice, and now, AI has entered the playing field to further muddy the waters. It's hard to trust who (or what) actually wrote the content you'll read online these days.

That's not the case here at On The Cobblestone Road. I do not and never will pay a ghost writer, then slap my name on their work as if I'd written it. This website is 100% authentic. No outsourcing. No ghost writing. No AI-generated content. It's just me... as it should be.

If you would like to support my work, check out the Support The Creator page for more information. Thank you for finding my website! 🖤

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