Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Is It Possible I'm Almost There?

I'm right on the cusp of something.  I can feel it. My writing is improving, I'm getting personal and positive critiques from editors (including at least two who are 'names') and the ideas for stories are really flowing at the moment.

School started two weeks ago and I'm right on top of my game there.  The classes I'm teaching are running smoothly and I know exactly where I'm going and what I'm doing. My writing has taken a back seat recently, but as of this week I'm back into it.  At least all my finished stories are currently out under submission.

I must admit to having been a little disappointed by a couple of my recent rejections.  They were close, so close - and even the editors said so. They liked the stories, but they weren't the usual sort of thing they publish. It's easy to say they should publish them anyway, but they know their markets - and at least two of them have asked me to send them more stuff. On the other hand the judges at WOTF don't seem to like my writing style at all.

Sigh.  It would be nice to get something in print - that would be really encouraging.  And with some of the other crap that's going on around me at the moment, some really good news like that would be the tonic.

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