Added status counts to my publishing spreadsheet today (Excel is so useful!). Oh boy, that’s a lot of red!
But I’m not letting that slow me down. I just got a new acceptance letter today, recently got a request for a rewrite, and have two other stories in the final round of selection at their respective publishers. As I evolve into a better writer, I can see the momentum of acceptance picking up. It took me months to get my first, now they are coming every couple weeks–volume probably plays a part in that as well.
The worst thing that has come out of all this so far is not the rejection. I’ve quickly grow Teflon skin. The worst thing probably has to be that AntipodeanSF asked me to record myself narrating “Webs.” Ugg…