Sunday, February 3, 2013

"Red" now up on 365 Tomorrows

My science-fiction flash piece, "Red" is now up on 365 Tomorrows.

I now have 20 short stories published. Wow. I can still remember trying to get one published somewhere. I would've been happy if someone accepted it anywhere! My first accepted and paid submission was a silly sci-fi drabble (a piece of exactly 100 words). I still have that dollar sitting in a frame beside my desk.

I tried getting published in my late teens, but the first rejection destroyed me. I didn't try again for about 15 years. Maybe age toughened me up, but I kept pushing on past the rejections. I kept submitting. Now I have 20 short stories published.

I still get rejected. Some hurt more than others, but I keep pushing forward. Perseverance does pay off.

Never give up on your dreams!

12 comments:

  1. Congratulations. You're a great example of keeping going.

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  2. Such an inspiring post! Congratulations again!

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  3. Congratulations! Beautifully written and paced for flash fiction.

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  4. Wow. This post, for all its brevity, was really inspirational.

    Thank you.

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  5. 20; that's wonderful. And I liked Red. A truly evolutionary piece.

    .......dhole

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  6. So true... never give up:) I really like this story btw.

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  7. 20?! Wow! So impressive! I also love seeing how you persevered so much. I agree: it's never good to give up on a dream!

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  8. P.S. Just read your story, and wow, chilling!

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  9. Congrats on all your short story acceptances!

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  10. Congratulations on the publication. I've just read it, very thought-provoking, I really liked it.
    You're an inspiration to others like me who are just beginning on their writing journeys. Thank you.

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