Thursday, 2 September 2010

The week so far

Well, let me see. I had another rejection - ya boo hiss and all that. On reflection though it probably shouldn't have gone out there yet. The ending was/is a bit weak. (Note to self. Be hyper critical about your babies.) No surprise really. I have another with the same editor which I have a similar feeling about and if their usual time scale is anything to go by I'll be hearing about that one in the next week or two. It's all good though - I can take it.
On a brighter note I did get paid for a writing job that I was asked to do. It wasn't a lot but it all counts.
I've just consulted my writing diary (not half so grand as it sounds) and this week I seem to have given myself a lot of submission deadlines. However bearing in mind my new mantra to be hypercritical on myself that might get whittled down while I review endings etc.
I submitted a couple of things this week but I seem to have hit a bit of a - well a rather big actually - wall as far as acceptances go. I haven't had one for ages. Just as well I didn't take that dream I had a few weeks ago seriously and hand my notice in after telling the boss I was giving it all up to be a writer.
Anyway best get on, things to do, people to see etc not to mention find time to read more of the new Jeff Lindsay (might not have spelled that right - sorry Jeff) which himslef bought for me as soon as it was released. I love Dexter Morgan.

5 comments:

HelenMHunt said...

I've just had a rejection as well, so lots of sympathy on that!

Colette McCormick said...

They sure suck don't they Helen. Never mind - there's always the day job.

Bluestocking Mum said...

Those pesky rejections but good for you for spotting the flaw so quickly. That will teach you.

Now keep going
x

Suzanne Jones said...

Hugs for the R - but well done on the paid writing job.

XX

Colette McCormick said...

BSM - pesky isn't what I was calling it.
Suzanne - thanks :-)