juniper: Typing at a computer. (Default)
Tuesday, December 1st, 2009 10:45 am
In the light of day, I'm coping a bit better with the rejection from yesterday. I've sent The Popinjay's Daughter off in search of another locale, and checked over my writing page of other stuff I should be doing.

I need to work on rewrites. Blah.

Well, it's not New Year's yet. I don't have to make resolutions just yet.
juniper: Fuchsia rejected (rejection)
Monday, November 30th, 2009 09:23 pm
My rejections are now coming from second tier editors.

Pardon me, on a day where I was not struggling with the Bronchial Crud Of The Abyss, I would be absolutely *delighted* to hear that I'd had a short story make it out of the slush pile and into the second-level editor's stack, but today...

...not today.

(For those who are curious, Popinjay's Daughter.)

Wordcount will resume when I stop sleeping 18 hours out of the day, and the $payingJob calms down. It might resume before then, but I do not count upon it.
juniper: Demonic Mailbox On Fire (mail)
Saturday, September 12th, 2009 11:41 am
The fabulous Margaret gave me *second* crits on Trickster's Wish (she is a kind, kind person - you should read her books and short stories while we wait for mine to come out) and this morning I finally got enough crap cleared off my to-do list that I was able to finish applying said crits to the story.

It is now in an envelope, with stamps and a SASE in it, ready to go off to F&SF for rejection. And I even have a pretty good idea of where I'll send it when it comes back.

So. Good 'nuff. Time to go edit Imaginary Angels so I have something for BRAWL this month!

(Goodness, it's very wet outside today. The walk to the postbox may require tea.)
juniper: Demonic Mailbox On Fire (mail)
Sunday, August 23rd, 2009 04:18 pm
I sent Sufficiently Advanced Printing off to Asimov's today. I expect I will get rejected and then I really will have no idea where to send it. It has too much magic for me to expect much luck with Analog, and there doesn't seem to be much else out there that's a good fit. Sadly, I remember looking at Ralan's when I was in college and just out of it and being completely overwhelmed by the breadth of places to submit short stories...

...that's not there anymore. Especially for a fairly generic Techno-magic story.

Fortunately, BRAWL has reminded me that they all had this sort of sucky period where they sent crap out regularly, and I can't say that I've been terribly regular about it. So it isn't entirely my fault, except that I've been lousy about doing my research and sending the stories OUT. If they're not out and in circulation, they won't get published.

So, if they come back, I'm only allowed to let them languish if I've tried absolutely everywhere I can think of to send them.


We'll see how long *this* resolution lasts... :/

(It would probably help if I were better at writing short fiction.)