Rejection is a rare word around these parts lately... And that's not a boastful statement, more a testament to the fact I have almost nothing out there. Gasp! I did, however, receive two rejections last week from a couple of long-haulers (14 months - novel and almost 12 months - short story), and I believe the editor of the below knows me better than he should. I quote:
We enjoyed this immensly (sic) but it's nor (sic) strictly spec fic, more the meanderings off (sic) a deranged mind, so we're going to pass.
Ha! It was of course...I think...I hope referring to the story, but it did make me smile, nod my head and mutter, 'How true.' :D It's always good when a rejection makes you smile.
The barren fields of my current submissions look something like this:
Four short stories out, waiting 187, 161, 101 and 23 days.
I so need a kick up the proverbial. Form an orderly queue.