Saturday, November 14, 2009

Aim High. Fall on Butt. Get Up. Try Elsewhere

I followed Margaret Springer's advice. "I will do my best work and send it to the top appropriate markets, working down from there as ncessary. (Otherwise I'll never know how good I am)."

So, in the last three weeks, I've had three rejections from major literary short story markets (in Canada). It ain't no fun, but I've accepted them and my next goal is to get the stories out again.

Not this weekend though, since the weather is perfect and The Viking and I will spend time together. I'll start on Monday - that seems appropriate.


Lori Hahnel said...

Way to go! Three rejections = three more submissions. And they can wait until Monday for sure. I hope that the next batch is a lucky one for you. Keep it up!

Angela Addams said...

War stories, that's what rejections amount to...they happen so that you can say you've been through it...three steps closer to a yes!

Michelle said...

Sigh. Rejections are so much a part of it. But, I think the true writers - the ones that can't stop writing will keep submitting. Persistence is king. You'll get there.