First rejection letter came in today for Jaded as of 12:27 p.m.
As some people I know would say, a rejection letter is a good thing. It’s a sign that you are out there and submitting. Ever since being in that same mind frame, I feel more accepting of the rejections, even though I want to be accepted pretty badly, instead of actually feeling like I’m a reject and that my work sucks. Of course the way you remedy that is to first edit your work as well as you can and then submit it, instead of the other way around, which I have also done before. Mostly due to laziness.
Well, I was just in the process of making my lunch. I’ll write more later after I do my writing.
Five pages and one more submission done! Hooray!
Now I shall go reward myself with some sleep. ^__^ Yay!
I’ve just submitted my short story, Jaded, to two magazines, and will send it to two more places tomorrow. For one of the magazines, I’m just waiting for the clock to strike midnight because tomorrow will be the beginning of their Reading period again. It makes me feel good that I’m getting my writing out there again. I know that I have the stories under my belt, but I guess I’ve just been holding out…thinking that I’ll just wait for a novel to start sending out my work again. That will be the case, for the most part. I will focus on my novel as my real goal, but perhaps throwing out short stories to magazines wouldn’t be so bad every once in a while.
Okay, so today I have finished this week of University, YES! Now I’m on Fall break. I started it out with a bang, too. I submitted 4 out of the 5 submissions that I want to do this month. Right now I have 12 submissions pending though, which makes me feel good. I also need to get cracking back on the NaNoWriMo novel that I’m planning. I’ll work on that tomorrow, Friday, and Saturday. I’d also like to write sometime soon! Ah man! So many things are eating on my time. I have to get back to it especially if I want this as a career. I need to have several things close to done before I get out there and trying to do something with myself. I don’t know. Sometimes I get a little overwhelmed and I just have to stop myself from feeling that way!
That’s about all for now.
Well I have just become completely fed up with my website at Bravehost. I don’t know what they’re doing, but I have done an account activation around three or four times now and they still keep saying that I need to do it again! Ugh! So I think that Kal and Rottn have the right idea. I’m going to do update type things here, though I guess I’ll try to see if I can do something with my website sooner or later. This is just quicker and easier when I want to update my adventures in publishment land!
Well… there is some new news. I had a poem published in Dragons, Knights & Angels Magazine yesterday. http://www.dkamagazine.com It’s called Flight for Peace, so check it out. I’ve been so lazy recently though, and actually really busy with University, too. I haven’t submitted any new submissions, but I still have eight pending. One of those are shortlisted as my awesome Aussie crit buddie, Kal, would say. The place said that they would get back in touch with me later this month, and I really hope that it works out. It would be my second paying publication! (DKA was my first.)
Previous publications that I’ve had: two flash fiction pieces in Runes Magazine (one in Summer and one in Fall), a poem in Sage of Consciousness Online Magazine (Vol. one Issue two), and a poem in Dragons, Knights & Angels Magazine (October).