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My Muse Fusion was Interrupted

By an e-mail from the anthology that was holding one of my favorite stories from last year for final consideration. I held my breath, opening it.

The rejection was complimentary--but still, they had more stories they really liked than book to fill, and I have to find another market for mine.

Having chatted with ellenmillion during the selection process for the Torn World anthology, even though she was making all of the final decisions, I really empathize with the editor in question.  But still, it took a lot of the wind out of my sails yesterday.

Oh, well.  Gotta move on.

In other news, Ellen will be ordering the first print run this week sometime, as soon as the proof comes in (it's already behind schedule, so she won't dawdle).  You can preorder it at www.tornworld.net if you want to.

If you want to buy one from me in person, let me know!  I want to order enough wholesale to make sure my friends can buy copies, if they want them.  But having been unemployed for so long, and with a garage to take down (by City order) and now a huge tree to trim too (when did the City get so interested in my property?) I don't want to overspend...

Certain parts of life would be SO much easier if I were rich.

Oh, and there's a poem that could be sponsored in Torn World credits or at my website www.wyld-dandelyon.com:  The Sea Calls, $8.  Just in case anyone who's read this far is interested.


( 6 comments — Leave a comment )
May. 15th, 2011 07:59 pm (UTC)
I'm glad that at least the rejection was encouraging. Here's to an acceptance next time.
May. 15th, 2011 08:53 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
I'm not feeling encouraged right now, but I know that will pass. Complimentary words from editors do stick in my mind, and I'm used to rejections, or at least as much used to them as I will ever be. They're part of the business; you can't take them too much to heart.

It's good to hear from you.
May. 15th, 2011 10:01 pm (UTC)
Re: Thank you!
You're welcome. Sometimes you have to keep on trucking. Just an hour ago, I got a nasty non-verbal knockback from a writing buddy I really looked up and that hurt when I'm just working on my first draft. But I'm determined to do this, it's more important than just one person, and I know you feel the same about your work.
May. 15th, 2011 10:06 pm (UTC)
Re: Thank you!
Yeah, sometimes words hit in sensitive places even when you know they were meant well; it won't keep me from going forward, though. Glad it's the same for you.
May. 15th, 2011 08:57 pm (UTC)
::hugs you tight::
May. 15th, 2011 09:02 pm (UTC)
{{{hugs back}}}
Sorry I vanished from the chat room earlier--my internet connection suddenly went AWOL. It happened to another Milwaukee person at the same time; maybe the wind disconnected something vital up here.

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