April Blitz 2016: Rejoicing (#18-20)

April 21, 2016 at 2:34 am (writing) (, , , , , , )

28968_10150173648850032_4556407_nIn the midst of quick rejections coming fast and furious from the pro-rate venues, nothing keeps my spirits up quite like an amazing acceptance.  I’ve submitted to the last six Tesseracts call for submissions.  In the past, I’ve received three “maybe”s with two rewrite requests but none of them turned into a “yes”.  I submitted to the last call with great trepidation.  I don’t normally write science fiction and while I thought my story had merit, I wasn’t sure if others would feel the same way.  I don’t know if you can imagine just how thrilled I was to find an e-mail in my inbox informing me of my acceptance – no “maybe,” no rewrite, just a “yes”.  I will have a story in Compostela – Tesseracts 20.  I was tickled.

And there are other parts about this wonderful happening that make it even better.  I grew up reading Spider Robinson’s books – Mind Killer, Time Pressure, and my favourite, Night of Power, and he’s editing the anthology along with James Alan Gardner.  Also, another of my favourite science fiction writers (I’m currently reading his latest novel, Quantum Night) Robert J. Sawyer will be appearing in the anthology.  So of the many goals I hope to achieve some day, I can happily cross this one off my list.

This is the best thing I can think of to counter the sting of another rejection and give me the courage to send out more.  Oh, and encourage me to keep writing of course.

So I’m going to hit that send button and enjoy my warm fuzzies.

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