Friday, June 13, 2014

Friday Five for June 13, 2014


1. Last week I hadn't heard about any of my submissions, but then I received three short story rejections in one day. One is difficult, but three? Not a good day. I have since sent on the stories to other venues. Never give up!

2.Then, to add to those ones, another publisher rejected my novel. I immediately sent it out to the last venue on my list. I shall know by the end of the summer if my book will be accepted or if I'm self-publishing it.

3. As the rejections piled on, I received one email that blew them all away. Very soon I'll have awesome news to share with you about the novella I submitted eight weeks ago. One acceptance makes the dozens of rejections fade away. One step closer to my goal of becoming a hybrid author.

4. Next week I'll be visiting with family. I have two great reviews and a promo scheduled while I'm gone. Pop in and make sure the gremlins haven't fiddle with my blog! Also, click on over to Jeff Chapman's blog. He featured my short story "Ladgarda" as story of the week. Thanks again, Jeff!

5. Have a great weekend and week, folks! Don't forget there are still two amazing giveaways going on at Untethered Realms.

19 comments:

Suzanne Furness said...

Pleased to hear those rejections have faded into the background with your good news. Hoping for some of that myself as had a run of rejections recently too. Happy weekend.

Annalisa Crawford said...

Congratulations on the novella acceptance :-)

Emma Adams said...

Sorry to hear about the rejections! I got two rejections on the same day when I was in bed with flu. It's never fun! But I'm glad you got some good news, too. Congrats! :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Awesome about the acceptance! That does take away the sting of rejection. And I visited Jeff's site yesterday.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Glad those rejections didn't keep you down. Can't wait to hear your news and have fun visiting the family.

Loni Townsend said...

Yay about the acceptance! Looking forward to hearing more about it.

Chrys Fey said...

Never give up. A rejection is not the end! I'm happy that you have good news with your novella. :)

cleemckenzie said...

I'll send an early congratulations on your novella! I like to focus on those positives and forget all the rest.

Chemist Ken said...

Great news about the acceptance. One positive response outweighs a hundred negative ones!

Jeff Chapman said...

Three rejects in one day. Ugghh! Glad I featured your story this week and added to the positives column. Congrats on the acceptance!

Cherie Reich said...

Yay about your good news! Have a fun and safe trip to Canada!

Krista McLaughlin said...

Three rejections in one day is definitely awful, but I'm excited to hear more about your good news!

Have fun with your family!

Kyra Lennon said...

Sorry to hear about the rejection, but I'm glad you got some great news to make it all better!

Susanne Drazic said...

Sorry about the rejections, but CONGRATS on the novella. Enjoy your visit with family.

Heather Holden said...

That's such a shame about all those rejections, especially when they happen at once like that. Definitely not fun! That's so great about that novella acceptance, though! So exciting! :D

Rhonda Albom said...

Congrats on your one acceptance! Glad it outweighs the bad.

Milo James Fowler said...

"Hybrid author" = traditional + self-published, I take it? Way to get those stories back out there, Christine. That's the spirit. Every rejection letter is a permission slip to send your work where it really belongs.

Shah Wharton said...

Sorry you have suffered to blows of rejections, but HEY! Awesome news on the novella. Looking forward to THAT news. :)

Have fun, see you soon, X

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T.F. Walsh said...

So excited about your awesome news:)