Posts Tagged ‘rejections’


See?! I've been in the saddle before... Just gotta get back in it.

Still working at getting a small piece published… (Rejection #2 came recently. S’ok though.)  What I really need to be doing is writing new stuff, but working 40+ hours a week really puts a damper on my motivation! C’est la vie. I’m looking for that boost of “Attagirl!” to get me back in the saddle. I find myself worrying about diving into a big writing project without getting some positive feedback on some shorter pieces first. Also, frankly I feel rusty.

In the meanwhile, I am attempting to discern what is and is not considered flash fiction.

Toodles until I have time to post again (or until I decide to blog as a means of procrastination!) (The latter is more likely.)



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Rejection #1

Unsurprisingly, I received a rejection e-mail for the writing submission that I sent to a magazine awhile back. Although it is of course mildly disappointing, I am okay with the decision since I figured it was a bit of a stretch in the first place… I think it will all work out for the best and I still have plans for the piece. I was heartened by the rejection’s wording though. Although the piece I submitted wasn’t a good fit for the magazine’s “vibe,” the writing itself was appreciated and I was welcomed to submit additional work. I’ll take that as a first rejection any day.

I’ve got my eye on submitting to another magazine/journal around the first of the year.

Also, I am itching to storyboard/write a children’s book. Once the insanity that is 2010 is over, I should be able to start on some new projects come 2011–I hope.

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