I finished…I think…my short story for Baen. I’m just waiting…no, I need to stop waiting. I need to send it out. Sigh. I’ll do that tonight. I keep making up excuses, “Don’t submit on a weekend, it’ll get lost in his email”, or “Don’t send it until he replies to your personal email”. Writers. We’ll do anything to avoid or at least delay rejection. It’s like frelling dating.
I did get some personal feed back on a couple stories. It is very nice to hear what people thought didn’t work. At least I know they read it if they say the ending didn’t work :) I won’t deny that it’s hard, though. Very hard, some days.
An odd thing: I got a nice rejection for my short story “Do Not Touch”, which is a light little space opera story about why you shouldn’t monkey with science experiments in space. I like it and I like the characters. Anyway, it got rejected and my policy now is to re-submit rejected stories within 24 hours. Good habit to get into, like ripping the Band-Aid off…and slapping on another Band-Aid. I happened to be looking at new markets I haven’t submitted to. One of them does themed issues. The theme for this month was..Touch.
Weird coincidence. So, naturally I submitted my story there. Just weird synchronicity that one of my better stories (I think) perfectly-ish matched up with a themed issue.
Doesn’t mean anything, I had a short story with a theme of being human that I wrote a year or two ago. I submitted it to an anthology that was themed around…being human. Didn’t make the cut. (got close though, I think, if my rejectomancy is correct)
Anyway. We keep going. Because, damn it, I’m not going to stop writing. Might as well tried to get paid for what I’m doing in my spare time :)