Rejection?? Foul me instead!
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I received a rejection letter for Sweet Lil'one
today.. Every writer who has ever submitted a work for publication has received them, so that's no big deal. In fact, often they can be very helpful, if the editor tells you why they are rejecting your work. What's ironic in this case is that one of the reasons stated for the rejection was sort of intentional. I wasn't intentionally trying for rejection, as they come readily enough on their own. As it was a narrative, in first person, I was having the narrator 'telling' his story instead of 'showing' it and I was having him 'explaining too much' much the way people who are guilty of something and seeking to justify their actions to someone tell much more than they ought to. So, in my failure to be accepted, I am consoled that I was effective in what I wished to present. So... now all I have to do is mate the manuscript with someone looking for just that technique.
On a lighter note, I am back to working on ' ...Ampersand...'
after Holy Week. It was a worthwhile respite and I hope to be able to reacquire my pre Holy Week level of productivity. Personally, I think my productivity suffers during Daylight Savings time. Since I am an active day person, for writing, I welcome the night. With extended daylight hour(s), by the time night falls, it's after 8 PM, and I only have a few hours of time to write (I do have to get up mornings and go to my bills paying job, after all).
Oh... and don't think the "down" mood has anything to do with the rejection letter. You take those things with a grain of salt and move on, hopefully learning something from them to enhance the craft. I am down because you just don't have that far to fall when you are already down. How pathetic is that?