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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Raining Rejections

Upon returning from the magical world of Disney, I logged back into my email and found four rejections waiting for me.  That's a third of my supply of stories, all dumped back to me during the same week.  Considering that I'm behind on many things right now and I've been sick since getting back, I think it's going to take me a while before I get them back out.  Ugh.

At least one of them was a nice rejection:  I received another Honorable Mention from the Writers of the Future Contest!  The story in question had been with them for a l-o-n-g time and I'd been beginning to get my hopes up.  It's not as exciting as a semi-finalist or finalist would have been, but at least it's something!

Woohoo for me.  Now if only I can get all these stories back out before the next wave hits me.


Anonymous said...

They come in waves, but especially when you're away form the mailbox.
Congrats on the HM! It was a tough quarter to earn one, from what I hear.

Good luck getting the stories back out.

Charlie Holmberg said...

An honorable mention is good news! Hopefully you can get that story published elsewhere, since it's obviously good. ;)