I received a rejection on one of my stories last night and I’m still smarting a little.
At first, I was bummed but the rejection came with a personalized rejection that I have a love/hate relationship with.
Love that I got something more than a ‘no’. Hate that, upon further rejection, the comments make sense.
So, I’m going to shelve this story for a bit and do what I was going to do all along – expand it and make it my NaNoWriMo project. I know, it may seem weird that I my purpose for writing the short was to set the stage for a longer piece, but if it doesn’t work on its own anyway, I might as well go with my gut and flesh out the plot.
I’m actually kind of excited about it. I love the story, love the characters and had a lot of fun writing it. And at least I already know all the background info for when it comes time to plot out the novelette/novella/novel/thing-that-it-will-become this November.
So for now, it’s heading off to the backburner while I finish 2 stories today and start working on a 3rd.
No rest for the wicked.
I have no time for my usual self-doubt. With 2 stories to finish this week, and another 3 that I want to tackle this month, I’m channeling Miss Write and kicking some writerly s4!T these days.
So far, this is the most productive year I have ever had in terms of my fiction. I've really gotten into a good routine and my word counts are piling up. Love that!
Somehow, I also managed to write what seemed like a bajillion articles last month. Gotta pay the bills somehow, right?
I am also ~this~ close to launching Bloody Bookish. I’ve had some of the reviews/posts written for a few weeks now, I’ve just been coding and getting the site as bloody as possible for readers to enjoy. Once I launch, it won’t be such a chore and I can enjoy posting. And reading!
Look out though. I may be hitting some of you up for guest blogs/featurettes. You've been warned!
All in all, I’m pretty happy with where things are — and I’m knocking on wood so they stay that way.
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