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05 February 2004 @ 06:16 am
*deep breath*  
Okay. I'm feeling a little better. I still have several hours of my self-alloted 'wallowing' period, and dammit, I think I'm going to use them.

That being said, the rejection letter was really pretty positive. Certainly there are weaknesses and flaws in my story. Hellfires, the three chapters I sent weren't revised so much as cleaned up. They pretty much went straight from NaNo and into the big manila envelope. Don was impressed with the letter's contents. The editor liked the idea of the story, and offered to look at a resubmission after revisions. He enthusiastically pointed this out to me, whereupon I burst into tears and said, "I know, I know... but it's still a NO!"

I will revise. The story can be stronger, more dramatic, more interesting. Then, I'll shop around for agents, resubmit to Greenwillow, and keep plugging away.

Y'all can feel free to boot me in the ass about submitting my short stories, too. Please.

Thanks for listnening to me spew about this. You all deserve medals and warm cookies for putting up with me.
Dev Singerdevrose on February 5th, 2004 11:30 am (UTC)
Why wouldn't we put up with you?
Ratesjul: connectratesjul on February 5th, 2004 08:17 pm (UTC)
YES!! Yes! Yes! Submit short stories!!!!

And of COURSE we're going to listen to you. and why would anyone feel that caring about you equated to "putting up with you"?

moileaflette on February 6th, 2004 02:14 am (UTC)
You can so get this thing whipped into the shape they want it, kel! Yes! You can! They liked the story, and that's the heart and soul of it... you just have to get all the features right now. ;)
briarsequinoxbriarsequinox on February 7th, 2004 10:43 pm (UTC)
THAT'S GREAT!!! They really like you. Otherwise they would never bother with even that much, right? Don't get discouraged!
Skaldstrytllr on February 9th, 2004 08:45 pm (UTC)
Keep on pluggin' away at 'em, hon. Just keep on doing it until you get them to beg for it.