OK, so I’m going to take the time to quit reviewing for a moment and talk about my other passion, writing. So I love writing and have been doing it for about the past ten years. First, my stories were horrible pieces of garbage, mostly because I was so young, and I hated to read them after writing. Anyways, my stories now have improved so much since then that I decided it was time to start sending my finished stories out to literary magazines as my current stories are short stories. Well I just received my first rejection letter, through email no less.
Now I’m not the kind of person that thinks their story is going to get picked up immediately and become some national bestseller or that I’ll immediately find national fame and fortune. No way, that’s not me. I was just expecting a response a little bit later as I sent in the work of fiction about a week ago. So here I am, pondering what to do next with it. Should I move on and try to improve my craft in other areas of fiction or should I just rewrite and try to find another literary magazine who might be willing to publish it? I’m only asking because the work is of the mystery genre and there aren’t many mystery magazines that I know of.
Also, I want to know about you guys, my wonderful readers. Have you ever released something to be published? Was it? If you found rejection how do you feel?
I don’t know what time it is where you’re reading this, but here in California it’s 8am and I received that email right when I woke up. What a horrible wake up call. Anyways, thanks again for reading. 🙂