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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Glowy People Magazine Review and Sweet Huffington Post Interview....(I Kid You Not, People)

Predictions that the final post would not be my final post have come to fruition. But how could I go any further in this life and world without sharing with you micycles what has happened today, miraculously?  Two things: An amazing review of my book in People Magazine (see photo above; no link online yet), which appears on the same page as Stephen King and Anne Lamott. (Serious. freaking. ly.) The review says:
Something extraordinary is happening in upstate New York, where 10-year-old Cee-Cee has visions of angels and missing children.  But after Cee-Cee performs a miracle, she's placed under the care of a radical group of nuns. Darkly beautiful, Girls examines how forgiveness and wisdom take hold in the most unexpected places.
And also a fun convo at Huffington Post with the amazing interviewer Helen Eisenbach. (HuffPo calls it a "mezmerizing first novel" and also calls LROD "a highly-entertaining blog.")

So, take that, a million years of rejection!

Friday, November 7, 2014

Count Down Day....Ah, Screw It. No One is Counting Down with Me Anyway. (Final Post)

You will understand the miracle of the blurb on the cover of my novel, if you are an LROD fan. You see, little rodents, good things can happen to good writers too.  In case you cannot see it, the quotation says:
"This debut sparkles; Miracle Girls is that rarest thing; a literary miracle. MB Caschetta will break your heart and mend it all at once." --Darin Strauss, author of Chang and Eng and Half a Life.
So, this is me and this is my novel:, and @caschetta on The Twits if you wish to follow my progress. Most of you know I have been anonymous here as Writer, Rejected since 2007, through thick and thin, through blogging as a form of expression to the death of blogging and the rise of Twitter. From the early threats I received via email (remember email) to the yawns and crickets heard round the InterWebs in these latter years.

Here I was, and here I shall be. So, done and done, my friends. You have been good companions. 

Feel free to comment on this final blog post however you wish. Also, go ahead and purchase my book if you want to be very kind to me; it is readily available everywhere, though the official release date is November 11th, which we have established as a basically meaningless calendar number.  Please note that I did thank Rosemary Ahern for all generosity real and imagined.

Here are some reviews:  Kirkus and Bookshots at LitReactor.  (I will add the others as they come rolling on in--good, bad, and ugly.)

Peace out, for now. I am off to find Jacob Appel and buy that guy a beer.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

What Kind of Love Does John Updike Get from The New Yorker At Christmas Time?

On this auspicious day (one week before launch), I thought I'd dwell a bit on the victory of being a writer. Remember all those New Yorker Rejections we have posted throughout the ages?  Well, here's a little bit of love from Santa for John from the self-same magazine. Must be nice.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Count Down Day 8: Try Some Rejection Therapy or The Rejector Generator or Read About Rejection Experiments

A week from tomorrow is the big day. I know we have already established that there is no such thing as the big day since the book has been available online and even at some bookstores, but I already deep into this count. It calms me down, I guess. And I don't even know why I'm so nervous because it is what it is. It is the opposite of rejection, which is acceptance. But that's hard too. Why? I don't know. I'm just reporting on my experience. I couldn't find anything much on why acceptance is such a bitch, but maybe one of you mice will write about it and send me a link. I could use some enlightenment. In the meantime, here is some reading and experiential healing on rejection, should you be so inclined: