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by Athena
Mon Sep 21, 2015 9:41 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4082
Views: 899368

Re: Success!

izanobu wrote:I hit the USA Today bestseller list just about two weeks ago. That was kind of awesome :)


Holy Moly! Huge congrats to you!
by Athena
Sun Sep 20, 2015 3:47 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Retiring a Piece - When to Call it Quits
Replies: 14
Views: 3434

Re: Retiring a Piece - When to Call it Quits

Ishmael wrote:My rejections for 2015 just hit 194 today, of which 32 personal. This year's acceptances 7, plus 2 x HM and 1 x SHM.


Very nice! Now that is a hard year of work!

Again, thanks for the encouragement. You guys are awesome.

And I do like that poem. wotf007
by Athena
Fri Sep 18, 2015 12:06 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Retiring a Piece - When to Call it Quits
Replies: 14
Views: 3434

Re: Retiring a Piece - When to Call it Quits

I mean, to be fair to myself, when you think of fish in the sea, the markets I've been submitting to are whale sharks.

(Why, yes! I can beat a metaphor to death!)

I just need to slog on. Keep going.
by Athena
Fri Sep 18, 2015 10:17 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Retiring a Piece - When to Call it Quits
Replies: 14
Views: 3434

Re: Retiring a Piece - When to Call it Quits

Thanks for the encouragement you guys. Three rejections in 48 hours left me feeling pretty down. I know, I know. It's part of it, and since I'm just starting out, it's going to be a long road. That's okay. I'm willing to walk it. It just left me a little blue is all. I thought I had exhausted the SF...
by Athena
Fri Sep 18, 2015 2:27 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Retiring a Piece - When to Call it Quits
Replies: 14
Views: 3434

Retiring a Piece - When to Call it Quits

At what point do you guys retire a piece? Give up on it? Send it to the big file cabinet in the sky? Do you go through all of the SFWA qualifying market, Pro, and Semi-Pro? Do you bother with what The Grinder refers to as Token market and unpaid? When do you call it quits on a story? wotf005 Yes, it...
by Athena
Fri Aug 28, 2015 11:19 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1175
Views: 248076

Re: Five Minute Rant

I simply cannot train myself to succeed in the fine art of not hoping. My submission to the Tor.com Novella Program kept substantially outstaying the estimated response time they kept changing. Telling myself not to hope, I hoped anyway. Form rejection today. Sigh. (technically, a sigh is not much ...
by Athena
Mon Jun 22, 2015 6:53 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2723
Views: 525966

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome, Athena! Thanks for the welcome! Just noticed your location and my heart sang a bit. Yes, I'm right there! wotf008 How about you, then? Are you by any chance Greek or of Greek origin, or you're just a fan of the goddess? wotf007 I'm not remotely Greek, and I've never been to Greece. I'm jus...
by Athena
Thu Jun 18, 2015 3:37 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2723
Views: 525966

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

george nik. wrote:Welcome, Athena!


Thanks for the welcome! Just noticed your location and my heart sang a bit.
by Athena
Wed Jun 17, 2015 3:32 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2723
Views: 525966

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Hello everyone! Just wanted to introduce myself. This is my very first time submitting to the contest, and, in fact, my very first time submitting anything to anyone. I'm brand new, starting from scratch.

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