Friday, July 17, 2009

Rejection and Disappointment

I received another rejection email. This time, it was for my fantasy/dark fantasy short story "Eclipse". Here is what was said in the rejection letter:

Thanks for submitting this story, but I'm going to pass on it. It didn't quite work for me, I'm afraid. Best of luck to you placing this one elsewhere, and thanks again for sending it my way.

John Joseph Adams
The Way of the Wizard

I must admit that I am more disappointed by this rejection than the one by The Pedestal Magazine for "Only One". I really liked my story "Eclipse". I will try to find somewhere else for it. It is one of those stories that I can expand upon, so I might make it longer, so I can find another place to submit it. I don't know.

On other disappointing news, I found out that my publisher Mystic Moon Press is having some problems. I don't know if they are going to go under or find a way to work this all out. I figure for now I'll wait and see what is going to happen. I still plan to finish up Moonlight Murders, but I will be holding onto it once it is finished for either MMP to fix their problems or for two years until my contract is up or until MMP breaks my contract and the rights to Liam O'Hare revert back to me. I'll just have to wait and see. I'll keep everyone updated on what is going on.

Right now, I only have one other story out there. It is "Hell Has No Fury" for the All About Eve anthology. They are holding the story for consideration, but I'll have to wait until September likely to find out if it is accepted.

*sighs* It's all very depressing with what is going on, and I'm considering having ice cream for lunch to make it better. *laughs glumly*


Aubrie said...

I know, I'm feeling bummed as well. I'm trying to look at the bright side: like all the friendships I've made through MMP and how it has kept me writing.

Go ahead and have your ice cream!

Cherie Reich said...

Thank you. I've been trying to look on the bright side too, but at times, there isn't much of it. And, I settled for cheesecake instead of ice cream. *grins*