Monday, November 29, 2010

Post: Rejections Tangled With Turkey


It is my hope that all of you have had a great weekend, whether you ate turkey or ham, saw Harry Potter or Tangled, or received a rejection or an acceptance letter. For me, it was turkey, Tangled, and a rejection email - not bad for a long weekend! The rejection was for my short story submission Forerunner. It's okay, though. Maybe it didn't quite make the cut or the magazine had too much to work with, but it would've been nice to know if my prose was the problem, you know? All I can do is look at it again, tweak it if necessary, and send it elsewhere. Good plan. I'll run with that. Thankfully, what sorrows I had were drowned in gravy and garnished with a very excellent movie that everyone should see. I think you know which one I'm talking about by now.

And how about that snow, eh? Quite the late blizzard!

Updates: I wish I could say that more is done on the Unannounced YA Fantasy Novel, but spending the weekend with my family kept my eager fingers from the nearest keyboard. I was, however, privileged to sit in as an extra for a locally shot production called Midway to Heaven. It was fun having the back of my head filmed in an expensive-looking-restaurant scene. Thank you, Shelley, for letting me sit in! As for my goals, I will work hard to finish Chapter 15 and make as much headway as I can before the next big holiday. In time. Only in time.

Stay tuned for Thursday, as I will present the Aspiring Advice column that I promised to post a month ago! And a great many thanks for those of you who read and stopped by in my absence. I'm in no way deserving.

I'm David, and you guys are amazing.


  1. From what I've heard, personalized rejections are fairly rare, and so can't be counted upon. Those editors are just so darn busy! Don't be too discouraged about a rejection, though, because it could've been for any reason in the world. Remember, Harry Potter was rejected, and so were the Beatles. Just keep on going!

  2. Sounds like a pretty good time, rejection aside. That sucks...

    We had a bit of snow too and I hoped to see Tangled but didn't make it. Was it good?

    Good luck on your other WiP!

  3. Hanny - thanks, man. Thankfully I got over the rejection really quick. I'm taking it well and in good humor this time. Keep going, I will.

    Colene - thank you! And yes, Tangled is amazing. Best new Disney film I've seen in my adult life, in my opinion.