Weekly writing check-in: the one with all the rejections

So, I’m not sure it’s entirely fair to receive four rejections during the week of one’s birthday. Fair or not, that’s what happened this week. And that’s what happens sometimes when you send out a lot of work. Although I do think four rejections in one week is a new record for me.

But in good news, I sent three of those stories back out again. I also finished writing Must Love Ghosts, which is the last episode in the Coffee and Ghosts serial. I’m thinking a season two is totally possible, although actual story notions for it are a little murky at this point.

Writing Work:

  • Writing ~ 6,500 words
  • How to Hook the Reader coursework ~ complete

Submissions:

  • Knight in the Royal Arms
  • The Girl with the Piccolo
  • Gretel and Hansel

Rejections:

  • The Girl with the Piccolo
  • Like Bread Loves Salt (technically a return, the market is closing)
  • Gretel and Hansel
  • Knight in the Royal Arms

Acceptances:

  • None

Publications:

  • None

3 Comments

Filed under Getting Schooled, Weekly Writing Check In, Writing

3 responses to “Weekly writing check-in: the one with all the rejections

  1. Oh! That sucks, rejections on your birthday week. Happy Belated Birthday!!!!

  2. Thank you! You know, rejections don’t really bother me these days, but this week was unusual for the number of them.

  3. I think that is why I stopped doing query letters – I hated the rejections, but what I hated even more was no response at all, ever – and after all that work of crafting a query letter specifically to that agent. I did get a rejection 13 months later – how crazy is that?

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