Spent the morning resubmitting things for publication.

Takes longer than you’d think.  Trying to balance finding new markets with submitting new things to markets that have already rejected something of yours is likewise a little tricky. You don’t want to give up on one particular market, but you don’t want to get into a cycle where you get your stories serially (heh) rejected by each of three or four publishers in turn.  Also, you know, there are all those submissions guidelines that you have to read: I mention this because I suspect that a lot of people don’t read submissions guidelines, and they probably should.

Still, productive enough work, in its way. Not overly creative, but productive. Also emotionally fraught, but you need to scar tissue yourself about that sort of thing. Life ain’t fair, and neither is the publishing industry.

2 thoughts on “Spent the morning resubmitting things for publication.”

  1. I suspect many of those “guidelines” are there just to filter out those who actually pay attention. Most of the slapped-together, never-edited Probably Sucks work would be knocked out right there.

  2. Persistence is a excellent trait to have if you want to make it in the writing game. If could point me toward any artificial means of procuring such a trait, I would be in your debt.

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