by, August 29th, 2009 at 06:44 AM (440 Views)
I have been submitting a number of short stories over the past months.
Sold two, subject to contract, of the seven I have been peddling.
Two of the remaining five have just been rejected. Nice, personalised ones, but still rejected. The remaining three are my strongest stories. All have made it through to the final cut with various mags and anthologies, previously, before they were given the heave ho!
I suspect the current venues they are submitted too will pass as well. Though I have, I hope targeted a more suitable market for each one. All have horror elements, strange. Does that mean I am slowly becoming a horror writer??
Confused me is....
Anyway, after these come back home with their tail between their legs I won't be submitting them for a while. I need to keep my mind on my current work, which is slowly driving me nuts. I never have had a more researched and outlined piece at the beginning before, and I thought that would make the writing easier. WRONG!!