Wednesday, February 16, 2011


Oh my gosh. That last post was so depressing, I almost think I should delete it! How do we change our own attitude? making a choice...

I'm a positive thinker by nature, and I don't care how hard the query process becomes...I will not quit. Why? Because I am a writer, and because I am determined.

So, I will be my own Tigger--and spring back!

Definition of DETERMINATION (from

1a : a judicial decision settling and ending a controversy b : the resolving of a question by argument or reasoning

2archaic : termination

3a : the act of deciding definitely and firmly; also : the result of such an act of decision b : firm or fixed intention to achieve a desired end

4: a fixing or finding of the position, magnitude, value, or character of something: as a : the act, process, or result of an accurate measurement b : an identification of the taxonomic position of a plant or animal

5a : the definition of a concept in logic by its essential constituents b : the addition of a differentia to a concept to limit its denotation

6: direction or tendency to a certain end : impulsion

7: the fixation of the destiny of undifferentiated embryonic tissue

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What he lacked in talent he made up for in determination.

The new instruments allow for more precise determination of the size of the tumor.

The document will be used for determination of ownership.

First Known Use of DETERMINATION

14th century


Synonyms: decidedness, decision, decisiveness, determinedness, firmness, granite, purposefulness, resoluteness, resolution, resolve, stick-to-itiveness

Antonyms: hesitation, indecision, indecisiveness, irresoluteness, irresolution, vacillation
So, what will you be today? Determined or Hesitant?


  1. Well, there you go! Here's to determination (and to us both finding agents this year)!

  2. no... don't delete :-)

    I am determined... determined to go to be (nearly 1:00am here)

    have a great day. I forgot to mention in the last comment how much i like you blog. The colours and layout are great. Just my cup o tea.

    Constance Fellow Crusader

  3. You don't need to delete it. We've all been there. All it means is that you're human. Rejoice in your humanity!

  4. I just saw we're in the same Crusader group so I thought I'd stop by and say hello!

    And no reason to delete. I'm a firm believer that blogs are also for complaints, rants, etc. ;)

  5. Oh, determined is something I'm good at. It goes with persistence and optimism--two of my defining qualities, so though I don't always think of it as determination, it comes down to the same thing....

    And I didn't see yesterday's post, but I think it is nice to have a record of the negative, so that when the good happens, we are reminded how sweet it really is.

  6. I am sorry you got the "Unfortunately" response. But you seem determined to bounce back and fight another day. YAY you! Nice to meet you fellow Crusader.

  7. Yay for determination and a change in attitude! Happy to see that you've already bounced back from your rejection. Keep on keepin on!

    Erin @ Quitting My Day Job

  8. Us crusaders are DETERMINED!
    You are my 400th follower and I came over to follow back only to discover I'm an old follower of yours. You even gave me an award last year some time. Yay for the Crusade for bringing us back together again.

  9. I am determined to make it through the day without coffee. I've been weaning myself :)

  10. Determined is an excellent this to be.

    Nice to meet a fellow Crusader.

  11. You can also sing that song from the Jungle Book, "I got high hopes." :) Way to turn things around.
    Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

  12. Don't delete! You are on a journey. There are highs and lows. And when success comes to you it will feel that much sweeter! ☺
    Hi, fellow Crusader stopping in.

  13. For writers, determination supersedes both luck and talent. Because no matter how much talent you have, if you don't hang in there long enough, aren't determined enough, no one will ever know.

    Great to meet another Crusader!

  14. Tigger looks better on you, but everyone has a little Eeyore in them too.

  15. Hello there, following you back! Thanks for dropping by. I'm working my way down the next 50 crusaders.

  16. Hello Crusader! Trying to get to everyone on the list and wanted to stop by and say hello! Thanks for dropping by today!

  17. Hey there fellow crusader, here's to you for springing back! Good luck for next time :-)

  18. Rejection never ceases to suck and it's okay to be bummed about it. But you've already turned it around and written an inspirational post! I recently went through a slew of rejection, too, and we just have to keep trying!

  19. Hi! You came by my blog the other day, so I thought I would return the favour :) Well done for turning your outlook around. I know it's hard, just seems to be part of the writer's life - steel needs to be tempered in the fire to become straong, right? Well done to you and I hope to see more of you and your writing :)