I've been head down in my novel -- almost done 71,000 words out of an estimated 80,000.
Also a success worth celebrating. Well done, Bob!
Ishmael wrote:Nicely done, Stewart. I remember having seen this before do I not?
I also have a report. My 6300 short story The Hard Stuff has been accepted for the anthology Unbound II: Changed Worlds.
hlf wrote:I have a story out at AE!
Also, I should post more because it takes me eighteen tries to remember how to do links & such on this forum.
MattDovey wrote:Congrats to all of those making sales, I promise I'm not deeply envious or anything. It's ok, though, my next rejection will be my 50th! I'll hold a party. A sad, crushing party for myself and my failure. We'll have sausage rolls and fizzy pop!
That story was heartbreaking by the way, hlf. The part about the mother unable to touch her son... :'( Don't go thinking this is an achievement though, I cry at the Iron Giant, I'm a right old pansy.
hlf wrote:Thanks, all, for the kind words about my story.
And since we're talking rejections (in the Success thread? what's wrong with you people!?) I'll let you know that story received 16 rejections and 2 never-made-it-to-pub acceptances before it finally made an appearance.
And like amoskalik my first sale was also after 100 rejections - and it was micro. Surprise, surprise.
But Stewart - I'm not sure I believe your sub count. Are you excluding poems & micro-fiction from that number? Because I'm at over 1200 subs and I would've assumed you'd be in the same general vicinity. We are talking lifetime here, not this year, right? (Please say I'm right. Nevermind, just let me think it.) God, my acceptance ratio is abysmal.
Let's talk about more pleasant things, shall we?
s_c_baker wrote:I think everyone's acceptance ratio is abysmal.
s_c_baker wrote:High rejections means you're submitting a lot, which--in my book--is its own kind of success!
Athena wrote:I'm not sure if this qualifies as a success here, but I'm pretty excited. I got my first personal rejection today from Scott Andrews over at Beneath Ceaseless Skies. It was for the story I got the HM here in Q3. I know it's still a rejection, but it was definitely not a form one! It feels really encouraging. Still, I think I will put that story away for a while and then get it out later and tinker once I've built a stronger skill set.
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