Write 1/Sub 1 check in: the one with a vortex of writing and rejections

W1S1 2014 - Monthly ChallengeMore writing on the story that is not a short story. Actually, quite a bit of writing. I didn’t realize how much until I looked up and discovered I’d passed the 5,000 word count mark for the week and then kept on going.

Also this week, there was a blizzard of rejections. Four within a twenty-four hour period. I used to post this sort of thing on Facebook, except my friends would tell me to keep my chin up. They mean well, but my chin is fine. I post this sort of thing because I think it’s funny. And four rejections within twenty four hours is funny. At least, I think so.

Next week I have plans for some of those stories. They’ll go out the door again. In the meantime, I’ll work on the story that is not very short.

Writing Work:

  • The Time After ~ 6,800 words


  • None


  • Five to Freedom
  • The Perfect Canvas
  • Incriminating Evidence
  • Like Bread Loves Salt


  • None


  • None


Filed under Write 1/Sub 1, Writing

5 responses to “Write 1/Sub 1 check in: the one with a vortex of writing and rejections

  1. anno

    Nearly 1000 words per days sounds like you’re doing plenty. And those rejection letters? Seem like proof of service to me…

  2. I’m sorry that your work was turned down. All I can say positively is to NOT give up and keep trying. I try everyday to make it as a writer. Is it hard? No doubt but I won’t stop. Writing is what I do and a writer is who I am. Kick that dirt off your shoulders and keep it moving!

  3. Thanks, Anno. After a while, I forget that I received a rejection. If I didn’t keep a log of submissions, I’d be lost.

  4. Thanks for your kind words. But … the rejections stopped bothering me sometime last year or so. Sending work out has become a process, an almost mundane one. As I told Anno, if I didn’t keep a log, I wouldn’t remember what I have where, and who rejected it.

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