Sorry I haven’t been writing much lately. Between family issues and an overly busy personal life, no inspiration struck me in the last weeks.
Also, to add to my frustrations, I’ve received a flurry of “no” answers from short story magazines. Well, I guess three rejections isn’t exactly a “flurry,” but still. I submitted “Decade” to two magazine (received a no answer from both). I immediately resent “Decade” to another magazine because, darn it, I LIKE that story. I also received a “no” for “Nexus.” I haven’t resubmitted that one anywhere because it’s a harder sell … 8,000 is long for a short story.
I still haven’t heard about “Soldier Prayers,” but the way my luck is running this week, the rejection may be hitting my email inbox about …. NOW. I also haven’t heard about “Cascade.”
I know I shouldn’t whine. I don’t write to be published. I write because the stories live in my head, and I can’t help it. But writing is hard work, and a little appreciation would be, well, it would be appreciated!