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Dejected and Rejected
Since it's apparent that Turnpike Gates is never going to get off the ground and there have been no updates, I've started shopping 'Quietus' around again for rejection. I wish I could say I'm joking, but it's already been rejected twice since August. Frankly, I'm wiping it off my hard drive and forgetting about it and every other story that apparently folks who aren't editors just LOOOOOOOOOOVE but which apparently editors think are steaming piles of shit.

Maybe a clean slate might work, maybe it will just confirm that I really do suck the big one. Who knows--I'm just tired of trying lately and it's damaging my calm considerably. I mean, it's been THREE fucking years since I've gotten a story published. I'm surprised it's taken me this long to get the message--I suck.

Off to go free up some hard drive space.

Current Mood: numb numb

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ymp From: ymp Date: September 5th, 2007 07:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
Don't you DARE delete that last scifi story with the lady who builds robots - that story rocked my socks off, and you can find a good home for it. And somebody DID like Quietus (besides me) - they just went under. Someone liked it enough to want to buy it - they just sucked as an organizer to get the mag off the ground. *kicks them*

I haven't written anything new for 2 years. Writing does suck ass sometimes. It's depressing and heartbreaking and shatters the self esteem. Sometimes I wonder why I still call myself a writer. I really ought to get out of the habit, since I haven't written anything in 2 years (and just typoed 'since' three bloody times in a row!).

What happened to us?
writernici From: writernici Date: September 6th, 2007 11:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, I don't know about anyone else, but I got cancer. I think I've spent so much time these past 3 years just staying alive that I let my creative mojo go...the questions is, where is that bitch and why is she hiding? *g*

The space story I have hope for since it was the last one I wrote. The others are so outta here. I'm hoping blank space will encourage me to do something, anything...
arkiewriter From: arkiewriter Date: September 5th, 2007 07:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
From everything I've seen, editors are looking for the same tired old rehashes of Big Name Authors stories hijacked. Your stuff's unique, so it has a tougher time finding a home.

We should start being writing buddies again. Toss out the old stuff and dust off the new!
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