n. infantile pattern of suckle-swallow movement in which the tongue is placed between incisor teeth or between alveolar ridges during initial stage of swallowing (if persistent can lead to various dental abnormalities) v. [content removed due to Bush campaign to clean up the internet] n. act of nyah-nyah v. pursuing with relentless abandon the need to masticate and thrust the world into every bodily incarnation in order to transform it, via the act of salivation, into nutritive agency

Saturday, January 29, 2011

another rejection

Last Wednesday night I dreamt everything I ever submitted kept getting rejected. Even the pieces I haven't submitted (and am still working on) were getting rejections... and each rejection kept getting meaner and meaner (beginning with Thieves Jargon's actual "This does nothing for me. I'm going to pass."). Finally, in my dream, I got a rejection that ended with the editor giving me a link to an online writer's course, suggesting that I might avail myself of some basic assistance.

So, nothing that mean. Fairly polite form email actually. But I'm getting depressed.

Thusly... I'm glad to be starting my first session of a writer's group on Tuesday with a poet and a songwriter. Otherwise I might have to stop altogether... pathetic, I know, seeing that Jac just hit 250 rejections along with all kinds of success... but I can't help but wish for tad bit of success these days to encourage me on to the 250 rejections.
I know exactly what you mean...
I finally "paused" the novel submission because of all the rejections. It's hard to stay positive.
Though I suppose I have the time on my hands now, positivity isn't in ready supply.
you have success at making me laugh!
I always have low expectations so when I actually have success I'm pleasantly surprised.
A: haven't you written several of said novels? You should send the entirety of one to me... a very good idea after all our writathons and gum-squabbles. I'll tell you what I think, honest-like, and it won't be at all like "submitting" (a word that should always imply bondage) unless that's what you dig.

Otherwise. positivity, phaaaaaa....

J: I'm always pleased to make people laugh. One of these days it'll be on purpose.
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