Saturday, November 05, 2011

Mini-writing update

I'm up to two rejections for the first week of November, but it's cool. They were both for contests I considered longshots anyway. There are a couple of other places I'm waiting to hear back from and those I'm more interested in.

I think I'm up to 20-something rejections since June. (Am I supposed to tell you about this part? Will it make you think less of me as a writer?) And three acceptances. All things considered, I feel great about those numbers. Three publications in six months? Yes, sir, I'll take it!

My goal for next year is to break into a pro market.

I'm on track with NaNoWriMo, churning out words and stuff and junk. I'm taking a break to critique stories for a class on writing first scenes that happens tomorrow, but I wrote ahead so NaNo is good and set, too.

I can't believe it's been a year since I gave my notice at my job. What a crazy, wonderful, bizarre ride. I know it won't last forever, but I'll enjoy the hell out of it as long as it does.


KermitFan said...

I heard an interview last week with the author of this year's smash hit "The Help," and she said that she got more than 50 rejections for the book before a publisher picked it up. So, by my estimation you're on the same track to greatness! Keep at it, and you will soon reap the benefits. :)

- KermitFan

Folly Blaine said...

Thanks, KermitFan. The most rejections I have on any one piece is around 4, so I have a ways to go. It's always a good reminder that the best contributing factor to success is usually persistence. :)