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My poem "Swallow", as suggested by Storyteller21 was featured by thorns for a Daily Deviation. I couldn't be more grateful to the two of them and I encourage anyone reading to go check out their work.

As far as all the comments go, they've been overwhelmingly positive and it's been a great inspiration. I promise I'll get to responding to them all but it will take some time. Again, I thank you.  

Literally just last night I very much considered giving up on writing entirely. I know that others have had a horrible time this year and I would just like you to know that I'm right there with you. With any spare chance I've had I have pursued publishing any which way possible. I have written letters and e-mails to hundreds of publishers of reviews and journals and college zines all over the United States and Great Britain. I've met with less success than I would've liked and it was difficult then, as everyone  knows, to face rejection, but this week it all came to a head when I received a very insulting, scathing reply from an author I greatly respected. It's hard taking criticism from someone you admire but when they actively attack your work... well, that's a whole different kind of experience. Yesterday I found myself sitting in my car, half intoxicated, and very upset. Only because it seemed like every stride I tried to take was blocked and that I would never be read by any more than a handful of people. I tried to write a journal entry from my phone to say that I was done and had given up and that there would be no more work. Luckily my phone couldn't get a signal. I mean, I threw it at the wall, but if it had worked I would not have logged in today and seen the 500+ messages on my page. I was floored and I feel very blessed. Thank you.

This Daily Deviation could not have come at a more perfect time, but the honor would mean nothing without the people who took the time to let some random artist know that it inspired or moved them, or hell, if they even just thought it was well-worded. Even, honestly, if it was something as simple as reading it and nothing more, that's enough. Thank you very, very much. I will continue to write and hopefully I'll intrigue some of you enough to continue reading.

Sincerely,

Zak

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Please vote for me for this contest by liking this picture:

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It's my first contest and I really really wanna win!

Thank you  <3

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spooky1014u Mar 2, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
making a doll in hell is awesome!!!
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UrDeadlyDesire Jan 7, 2013  Student Writer
Hey your poem "Making a doll in hell" has been featured in :iconpoetryfeedsoursouls: :)
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glen Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
That's excellent! Thank you very much :)
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XNedra22 Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I often find snippets and poems that I enjoy from various folks here... but your work is very thought-provoking. It's very powerful, and as a visual artist, I am inspired by your work. Your writing is absolutely beautiful, and I am looking forward to the chance to read more of it.
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glen Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
That's a great compliment to hear and I look forward to hopefully inspiring you and everyone as much as I can. I realize that you went out of your way to tell me how much my work meant to you and that, in and of itself, makes it worth it for me.

Thank you very, very much.
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XNedra22 Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're absolutely welcome! :heart:
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M4K31T83TT3R Dec 18, 2012  Student Writer
It seems I have stumbled across you again ._. I just favourited a poem of yours I saw in the daily Deviations section, and so -naturally- I decided to look at your profile. I recognised "Romance in Metaphor", a poem I faved not so long ago I think (marvelous work by the way!) so I've reached the conclusion that it's a sign xD
On a more serious note, your work is wonderful, and now you have one more watcher :D yay!
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glen Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Haha, thank you very much for everything. It's always reassuring to know that other people actually enjoy my work. I'll try not to let you down!
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M4K31T83TT3R Dec 20, 2012  Student Writer
That's alright! : D Anytime.
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