Woohoo! Got my first rejection letter this week. It’s strange how being rejected can make me feel so good. I’m sure the novelty will quickly wear off, but for now it’s nice just to be in a situation where I have a story I’m happy enough with to submit to publishers, and that story has (at least in part) been read and evaluated.
I’ve already sent it off to a different magazine, so fingers crossed for that one. It’s spurred me on to get my next one completed, and I’m well under way, which has meant precious little time to dedicate to writing on or reading WordPress. I’m very excited about my new story though. For one thing it’s quite heavy on dialogue, which is a first for me I must say. It’s particularly enjoyable as the bulk of the speech is from the antagonist, who is utterly repugnant and talks about things that I suspect many of us think, but never say or act upon. So. Much. Fun. It’s quickly turning into my favourite thing I’ve ever written. The featured image of this blog, in case you were wondering, is a snapshot of my brainstorming process – the words ‘kills him/her’ seem to appear quite frequently of late…
As I’m dedicating every available writing moment to the story, I haven’t got any new tidbits of flash fiction to post this week. Instead, I would like to point you in the direction of Jane Dougherty’s blog, as it always has some outstanding work and I thoroughly enjoy reading it. This is a recent one, a bit of a tear jerker to be honest, very beautiful. Congratulations also to Jane for her new YA release Abomination.