Friday, 18 July 2008

Ray of hope gone

That last ray of hope I had was shattered when the other story came home today. YA BOO HISS!!! However I am pleased to say that I did send it to the person I meant to AND called them the right name so I need to be more careful about what I record and that will save me the concern.

I also need to work out how to work smarter.


PatP said...

It always seems to me a cruel twist of fate that, even when you've subbed things weeks apart to different places, if the mss are going to come back they all come back at more or less the same time.

Have some chocolate or a glass of wine - or both - then send your 2 that came home on their way out again.

Pat, who doubtless will have to follow her own advice in the near future!

Annie Bright said...

Hi Gonna Be

Sorry to hear about your stories coming home :-(

I don't know about you, but I think the longer stories are out there - the more disappointing it is when they are rejected. I've had a story out there a while, and I know when it's returned I will find it harder than when I receive my 'very common' two day rejections!

However, you must bathe in the knowledge that this editor probably considered them, otherwise she/he wouldn't have held it for that long!


Gonna be a writer said...

The chocolate and wine certainly did help ease the pain last night Pat and you're right Annie, at least they must have been considered. I hate the rejections that come back so soon that you wonder if they even had time to open the envelope.
Onwards and upwards ladies!!!

Anonymous said...

Bad luck. Must be disappointing.
Did the rejections contain any useful information about how to improve?

Gonna be a writer said...

I'm afraid that the rejections were just bog standard letters with nothing on them at all. The only times I've ever had anything on a rejection were once from Marion Clarke and everytime from Jill Finlay. Needless to say, they weren't the editors involved here.