Posts Tagged ‘ rejection ’

30 Queries in 30 Days: Update

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

As you might have noticed, I’m taking a break from the “30 Queries in 30 Days” project in order to focus on finishing a big project, the Kindle version of my personal history of the Penn State Monty Python Society, titled “Dedicated Idiocy.” I’ll let you know when it’s done! When it is, I’ll get back to the queries project, and double up or triple up each day until I get caught up.

I did receive a response from one of the queries I’d sent out, though. Sadly, West Branch rejected my submission to them. But I was also just reading an article in Writer’s Digest¬†about Joe Hill, better known as Steven King’s son, who’s also a writer. Since he wanted to rely on his writing ability, not his connection to his famous dad, he created his nom de plume¬†and, especially in the early days, got rejected a lot. He said, though, that he liked to keep at least six queries for stories out at a time, because that way when he got the rejection slips, he only felt “one-sixth rejected.” I like that attitude.