Sunday, January 16, 2011

1 down 16 to go

Got the 1st rejection slip in yesterday's mail.  (I didn't check it until today.) Bah. 

As I was telling a friend over brunch today, perhaps just the fact that I sent out the story to 17 places was enough of an accomplishment.  If do get seventeen rejections, I think it's safe to say I should archive that story and move on. 

That's OK.  I have my day job.


  1. I stopped counting the individual slips and now just weigh the whole shebang. You don't want to know.

    I don't think that 17 or 26 or 45 rejections mean that a piece isn't any good, it just means you sent it to the wrong 17 or 26 or 45 publications.

    Try sending it to the ones who know what the fuck they're doing/talking about/etc. That's my take.

  2. Thanks, man. I guess that's the trick -- finding which ones know what the fuck they're... etc.