The Thing That It Will Become

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.

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2 comments to The Thing That It Will Become

  • Katey  says:

    That’s a really good description of a rejection. It slices a little, but sometimes leads to bigger and better (and truer) things. Hell yeah.

  • Tony  says:

    Sorry about the rejection. 🙁 Love/hate is the right descriptor. It’s always nice getting personal comments, but boy those rejections suck. Glad you have plans for it.

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