Pure Masochism

>> Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Submitted my short story about the vampire cows to a magazine called Weird Tales, on Sunday. Unfortunately, they are almost filled up for 2009, so my chances aren't that great. The move to our new place kind of threw everything out of whack for a while, and I didn't get to submit it even close to as soon as I orignally wanted to.

Still working at my temporary job. No idea how much longer they'll need me. Hopefully for a while yet.

I'm going to see if I can find where I put my Writer's Market after I unpacked my writing books, and start compiling a list of other publications to reject my story.

No, I'm not depressed. In a very masochistic way, I find it amusing, even while I'd rather just have someone stomp all over me repeatedly. I need to get all of my rejection letters out and hang them on the wall again, so I can laugh maniacally until someone comes at me with a straight-jacket.

Writing is a love-hate relationship with the voices in your head.


shield maiden July 8, 2009 at 9:50 PM  

Well you know I'm here if you ever want to resend your short story over for another opinion :)!

Try not to let the rejections knock you down, Quilly. Sometimes they help us grow as writers. I know that a couple of short stories I sent for publication got rejected. I had let the pieces sit for almost a year, and now when I look back at them, I'm like "what the hell was I thinking!?".

*hugs* Who knows, maybe this magazine might like your story. If not, maybe you just need to let it rest for awhile.

BTW--I'm following you now on Twitter :). You should post it on your bloggy here so I can see what you're up to easier :D!