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.