Tonight was a pitch to publisher opportunity for me. These are so tough to do. You write a song and it is your baby. You write the lyrics, the melody, and the chords. You make a rough demo, send it to a demo service, pay money to have a better singer and guitarist to perform your song. Enter your song in the publishing event, listen as all of the songs are evaluated. You compare your songs to the competition and hope that your song will be liked and chosen for a second listen. I have felt the thrill of having my songs chosen and it is great. Exhilerating. I have been on the losing side also. It can be depressing and disheartening. Today was a double d day. Depressing and Disheartening. Better to try and lose than to never ever try. I grabbed my sword and went to battle and did not win, but tomorrow is another battle. Another chance to be the victor. Another chance to feel the thrill of victory. ( Wide world of sports terminology.) I love that line. Time to start preparing for the next battle.